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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Many African Americans Report Having Digestive Problems, But Few Know About This Helpful Remedy!

African American with digestive problems

It is very common in today's busy world to develop digestive problems. When you have tummy problems, it's a good time to step back and understand more about how your body reacts to food. Many African Americans who suffer from indigestion can remedy the situation quickly and easily by knowing about this helpful remedy.

How your digestive system works

First, understand that there are good and bad bacteria. You gastrointestinal tract actually produces its own bacteria, called probiotics. This is good bacteria that is essential for proper digestion. Then there is bad bacteria, also called pathogenic bacteria, that is disease-causing bacteria, fungi, and yeast. This type of bacteria is what generally causes indigestion.

Helpful remedies

Eating a healthy diet is a helpful remedy for indigestion. Many foods contain probiotics that work with, not against, your digestive system, by helping to move food through the digestive tract. These foods include yogurt, sauerkraut, Gouda and other soft cheeses, sourdough bread, and buttermilk.

On the other hand, sugar breeds bad bacteria. So do processed foods, like hot dogs, frozen dinners, lunch meats, and junk foods. Avoid these foods if you suffer from indigestion!

Be careful with antibiotics

If you need to take antibiotics, know that these medications can interfere with the body's natural production of good tummy bacteria. Ask your doctor to recommend a probiotic supplement, and don't take your supplement with the antibiotic.

Take the probiotic a few hours before or after the antibiotic to avoid the antibiotic from killing off all the good bacteria.

Read more at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/03/13/nourishing-gut-bacteria.aspx
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