The stomach is a sac-like, hollow muscular organ. It is located in the central part of the human body. The walls of the stomach are expelled by the mucous epithelium. Here the digestion of food begins, thanks to the gastric juice, which contains hydrochloric acid. This acid is the strongest reagent, but due to the rate of regeneration of the gastric mucosa, it is not capable of harming nearby organs.
In order for the stomach to be healthy and functioning normally, it needs the following foods:
- Broccoli. Contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamins B3 and B5, a lot of vitamin C, folic acid, beta-carotene. It has an antitumor effect. A good antioxidant and a wonderful source of fiber.
- Millet. Contains B vitamins and micronutrients useful for the stomach.
- Apples. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C and beta-carotene. In addition, apples contain pectin, which can bind toxic substances. Improves digestion.
- Cabbage. Contains folic acid, vitamin C, and iodine. Improves digestion.
- Orange contains vitamin C, potassium, calcium and beta-carotene. Internal antiseptic. Improves gastric motility.
- Kiwi is rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C. And also digestive enzymes.
- Banana. Contains the amino acid tryptophan, serotonin, vitamin B6 and potassium.
- Seaweed. Contains potassium, calcium, iron, iodine. Removes toxins, improves digestion.
- Carrot. Contains carotene. Has the ability to bind and remove toxins.
- Green pea. Tones up the stomach. Contains: B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, iron and other important trace elements.
To maintain the strength and health of the stomach, it is necessary to establish proper and regular nutrition, as well as periodically cleanse this organ, freeing it from undigested food particles. If you feel any discomfort in the stomach, it is better to eat in small portions up to six times a day (fractional meals).
There are three types of food: solid, liquid and mushy.
The most quickly digested and leaves the stomach are mushy and liquid food.
As for solid food, it is forced to stay longer in the stomach. To prevent the feeling of heaviness, it is worth remembering the popular wisdom that each piece of food should be chewed at least 40 times.
Drink plenty of fluids. When eating foods with a high viscosity (for example, oatmeal), it is encouraged to drink water or drinks even with meals. This is necessary to ensure that food enters the stomach in an already fragmented form, which will ensure ease of digestion.
Folk remedies for cleaning the stomach
The stomach, like any organ, needs timely preventive cleaning. Among the cleansing methods, the most suitable for the stomach is the “Whisk” method. This tool is simple to implement.
Cleaning method: grate beets, apples and carrots. Add vegetable oil to the resulting mass and eat during the day. In addition to this salad, do not eat anything else. You can only drink warm boiled water. This remedy improves complexion and normalizes bowel function.
Foods harmful to the stomach
Harmful foods include those foods that have been exposed to prolonged thermal exposure, containing peroxidized fats, foods with a pronounced irritating feature, as well as alcoholic beverages.
In addition, the stomach will not benefit from the consumption of such products as cakes, buns, fanta, coca-cola, all kinds of seasonings and spices. All this causes an excessive release of hydrochloric acid, which can lead to gastritis, and then ulcers.
When visiting McDonald’s, you should forget about fried potatoes forever. It is highly durable, which makes it difficult to digest. In addition, it is fried in oil, which has previously been used many times for the preparation of previous batches of potatoes. As a result, a product is obtained that has the ability to cause cancerous degeneration of the stomach.
Physiologists have found that laughter and good mood improve stomach function and promote healthy stomach. Good food and good mood will help keep this organ healthy for years to come! Be healthy.