Your digestive system does a lot more than just take the food you eat and turn it into energy. For instance, it also sends blood from your digestive tract to your liver, which holds 10% of your body’s blood and filters 1.5 liters of blood a minute to help your body’s detox process.
That said, there are important warnings, cravings, and wisdom your digestive tract will tell you that you've been taught to ignore when, really, you ought to be listening. Here are some important things your gut has been trying to say.
You don't need to finish everything on your plate
Plastic containers exist because sometimes we make too much food and need to save it for later. When you force yourself to finish the food that's on your plate, you can extend your stomach too far and suffer from stomach pain, gas, and nausea (not to mention a few unwanted pounds).
Rather than eating everything on your plate when you're not hungry, try eating slowly and stopping when you're comfortable. Eat until you don't feel hungry anymore. Snacks are a great way to keep your hunger under control between smaller meals.
You don't need to eat vegetables raw and un-seasoned
Those who spread the rumor that broccoli is gross haven't had seasoned vegetables. Your digestive system needs greens because veggies have the fiber and nutrients you need to promote a healthy digestive tract. They also help keep you regular.
If you can't stomach greens, find a way that makes you crave them. Don't be afraid to try your hand at different herbs and spices until you've found the right ones. Not everyone drinks their coffee black, so don't expect yourself to enjoy broccoli plain.
Eat healthy things you enjoy
As mentioned above, it's always a good idea to add herbs and spices to vegetables so you crave them. This isn't just because it'll make them tastier. It's also because your body likes you to like things.
Some studies suggest your nutrient absorption actually increases when you enjoy the food you're eating. So don't force yourself to eat kale when you really aren't fond of it. Instead, try eating another vegetable that has the same nutrients that you enjoy.
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