🎄🍽️ Hello friends, in this festive time of the year! It is with excitement and joy that I present to you an article devoted to the question “Christmas Treats?” and their relationship to the state of our digestive system and well-being. 🎁✨
Christmas holidays – a time for love, joy and, of course, exceptional tastes. But what happens when food choices become a test for our stomachs? Let’s discuss what it is and how we can enjoy the holidays without putting our digestive health to the test.
The Festive Meal and Family Traditions
We all love to gather around the table during the holidays, sharing treats and traditional Bulgarian dishes with our loved ones. However, this ritual is often accompanied by excess food and overeating.
What makes the table so special?
The Christmas meal is an occasion for gathering, making special memories and sharing joy. On the other hand, an abundance of food can cause stomach discomfort and heaviness.
Christmas treats? Digestive Enzymes?
Known as the invisible heroes in our body, digestive enzymes play a key role in breaking down food and facilitating the digestive process. They help the stomach handle larger amounts of food and aid digestion.
- Aids digestion: Enzymes play a key role in the process of breaking down food into smaller molecules that the body can digest. Supplementing with digestive enzymes can facilitate this process and help the body better extract nutrients from food.
- Reduces post-meal heaviness: Enzymes can help break down hard-to-digest nutrients, such as lactose in dairy products. This can reduce the feeling of heaviness after eating and prevent unpleasant symptoms such as gas.
- Improve nutrient absorption: Digestive enzymes can help your body absorb nutrients from food more efficiently. This can be especially helpful during the holidays, when nutrient-dense foods can be a staple on the menu.
- Reduce the likelihood of unpleasant symptoms: During the Christmas feast, when we often consume heavier and high-fat foods, the addition of digestive enzymes can help reduce the likelihood of unpleasant symptoms such as gas, bloating and stomach discomfort.
How to Help Yourself During Christmas Meals?
- Fresh Ingredients: Avoid overly processed products and prefer fresh, natural ingredients. They contain more enzymes that aid digestion.
- Moderation in Portions: Enjoy a variety of dishes, but with moderate portions. This way you will avoid the burden on the digestive system.
- Frequent Breaks and Hydration: Take short breaks between meals and drink plenty of water. This helps to break down food more easily.
During the holidays in our family we use Aquasource Digestive Enzymes because they contain:
Amylase – an enzyme that breaks down starch, turning it into sugar. It naturally contains glucose. Amylase breaks down and separates the various bonds within it, extracting the sugar so it can be utilized by the body.
Lipase – A water-soluble enzyme that helps break down fats so they can be digested in the intestines.
Lactase – Lactose is a milk sugar, and lactase is the enzyme needed to digest or break down this sugar so that it can be absorbed in the small intestine. Lactase is produced naturally in the human body, but some people do not produce enough of the lactase needed to break down lactose completely. Undigested lactose can cause upset stomach, bloating, stomach cramps, gas and diarrhea.
Papain – an enzyme found naturally in unripe papaya fruits. It helps digest and absorb animal protein. Many Latin American cultures have used papain for centuries. The oldest historical use of papain is to preserve and render meat tender. The enzyme helps to break down the tough connections between the fibers in the muscle tissue .
This makes it easier for all of us during the Christmas feasts.
Christmas treats should not be subject to compromise. Combine traditions with moderation and attention to your health. Let the holidays be a time of joy and well-being for each of us! And let it be easy for us, for the soul and for the stomach.