It’s one of the best times of the year!
We hopefully gather with those closest to us and share the abundance of festive treats and cocktails!
And then either before bed or the next morning, we feel like *%#!
Let’s give your body some tools to help you better deal with the excess eating.
Once we ingest food, it is digested by the stomach and intestine, gets absorbed into the blood and goes to the liver!
Before the gluttony begins, lets prime the digestive track for the abuse it is about to undertake. Canadian Bitters provide imperative support to the workhorse of the digestive system – the liver. Anything that is eaten or consumed, whether it’s food, alcohol, medicine or toxins, gets filtered by the liver.
We like to take Canadian Bitters 20-30 minutes before the hors d’oeuvres start. These bitters will help better fend off heartburn, indigestion, constipation, bloating, and gas – helping us to better digest our meals and hopefully sleep a little better.
Once the eating begins and somewhere towards the middle of the meal, we like to add in digestive enzymes to the mix. They will add in more HCL (Hydrochloric acid) to stomach, as well as enzymes designed specifically for each macronutrient, to help the stomach break down your food, as well as eliminate and kill bacteria and viruses. This process will help the liver better assimilate/store quality nutrients and detoxify/eliminate toxins.
Both our suggested digestive enzyme products have HCL, with the Thorne Biogest leaning more to help those who consume a moderate to higher fat load (Low-fat/keto) and the ATPLab Enzymatik Control geared towards a more standard or vegetarian diet.
Let’s spend this holiday season enjoying good meals with our loved ones and less time complaining about the gastric distresses afterwards.
If you get off track, no worries – we will be back after the holidays with a recipe to get you back on track.