The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns have led all of us to stay at home. While lockdown 2.0 did come with certain relaxations, it is still risky to venture out in open or crowded areas like gymnasiums and other fitness clubs. As our physical activity is restricted, we are likely to face digestive problems. Prolonged digestive troubles can alter your digestion for a bit, and cause bloating, constipation, or just uneasiness. When at home, it gets difficult to maintain a disciplined lifestyle, which results in an unfit body.
To overcome the above problems, here is a guide to a healthy digestive system during the lockdown.
Schedule a time for exercise
This is vital because staying at home 24/7 can make your body inactive and take a toll on your gut health. It can cause indigestion, which manifests in the form of gas, bloating, heartburn, vomiting, or a sluggish feeling.
Vajrasana can be practised at any time of the day. To perform Vajrasana, you should sit on your knees, extend your legs backwards and bring them together. Your toes and heels should be as close as you can keep them. Lower your body with your hips on the heels of your feet, and your thighs should rest on your calf muscles. Place your hands on your thighs, look straight, and try to keep your mind decluttered. Breathe normally while sitting in the pose. Vajrasana is best for your digestive health as it engages the core muscles and opens up the muscles in the stomach. This helps to increase circulation in the stomach, which can help digestion.
Eat a high-fibre diet
A high-fibre diet helps to keep the food moving through your digestive tract. This makes you less constipated. A high-fibre diet helps in preventing or treating various digestive conditions and helps in achieving a healthy weight.
Eat a well-balanced diet
Avoid overeating because it can lead to digestive troubles like indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux. The best way is to go for healthier choices. Fill your plate with veggies that will help with digestion. Don't force yourself to eat everything, sit back and allow yourself to enjoy your favourite flavours. Finally, for dessert, eat only one or two dishes you love instead of sampling each option. Choose lean meat and include probiotics like curd to avoid any indigestion.
Another reason that can cause digestive problems is stress. And in this current crisis, stress is apparent. Therefore, try to get enough sleep to keep your mind calm and clear. If you start losing sleep over current pressures, then it can cause acidity problems. Meditation is also an effective way to improve immunity and reduce stress.
Drink enough water
Water is crucial for your digestive health. This is because the fibre pulls water into the colon to create softer, bulkier stools, allowing them to pass through more easily. Therefore, keep your daily water consumption intact to improve your digestive health.
Avoid cold foods and drinks
Ice cold water or foods during proper meal times can reduce the effectiveness of the digestive juices and enzymes. Therefore, you should avoid taking them.
Finally, to strengthen your digestive system, choose Maharishi Ayurveda products like Amlant and Triphala.
Balancing your digestion and elimination is a speciality of Maharishi Ayurveda, and many of our herbal formulas are designed to do just that. Of these, the most effective is the combination of Triphala and Amlant. It works as a 100% ayurvedic medicine for a healthy digestive system.
Amlant combines the goodness of 15 Ayurvedic herbs to control the excess acid formation in your stomach and provides long-lasting relief. The following are the benefits of Amlant.
- Treats hyperacidity
- Works for indigestion, acid reflux, gas, flatulence and non-ulcer dyspepsia.
- Treats both acute and chronic indigestion.
Triphala works as a non-habit-forming herbal laxative that detoxifies the body and maintains a healthy digestive system. It is highly effective for absorption of nutrients, Anti-Hyperglycaemic, Constipation, Detoxification, Detoxification of Intestines, Diabetes, Digestive system health, Fat metabolism, Laxative, Parasitic intestinal disease, Peptic Ulcers, Peristalsis Regulator and Reflux Oesophagitis.
Together, they work as a healthy balance of digestive acid that leads to the perfect digestion and absorption of any undigested food. Amlant and Triphala provide a natural ayurvedic cure that combines the benefits of modern technology and gently treats your stomach from the adverse effects of food. The combination can maintain the right acid balance of your stomach and improve digestion naturally.
As per Ayurveda, individuals with imbalanced Pitta dosha are more prone to acidity and heartburn. Maharishi Amlant and Triphala control the digestive acid balance in the stomach and effectively eliminate the ill effects of imbalanced Pitta Dosha.
Amlant consists of Mishri and Vaidang which reduces burning, inflammation and cramps. Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Lawang, Pippi and Sarjika Kshar help with indigestion. Other ingredients like Sheetal Parpati, Amlaki and Mulethi work as cooling and relaxant. Nagar Mustaka acts as a diuretic.
Triphala contains three remarkable fruits — Amla berry, Haritaki and Bibhitaki — and each possesses the superior healing and anti-ageing qualities known as Rasayana. Since it comprises three elixirs in one compound, it is considered one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the world. One more thing that makes Triphala stand out is that it is made up of the rarest, highest grade of fruits that are harvested when they are ripe on the tree, to ensure that you receive the full value of this amazing Rasayana. Moreover, we use fruits grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or exposure to environmental pollutants to ensure that only the purest ingredients reach your cells.
Direction to use
Amlant: 1 to 2 tablets twice a day
Triphala: 2 tablets once or twice daily
Digestive problems are quite common, and everyone has felt some discomfort in their day to day lives. But, the sedentary lifestyle during the lockdown can worsen the condition. Hence, it is vital to take extra precautions and care.
Stay Home-Stay Safe; take care of your digestive health.