Your One Stop Shop To Better Health

4101 Mexico Rd Ste K

Saint Peters, MO 63376-6414

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Nutrition Stop

Good Digestion for Good Health

Your concern with digestion is valid and could be one of the most important factors of optimal health.  Some factors that determine good digestion can't be changed, such as aging, which decreases enzyme production.  However, a number of other factors of digestion are up to you and the choices you make in diet and lifestyle.  The foundation of good digestion starts with a healthy diet filled with whole, natural foods.  Avoid eating late at night, heavy meals, and high fat and fried foods, and opt for smaller portions and more veggies, fruits, and whole grains.  The fiber in these foods is important for helping to keep the intestinal tract clean, which is an essential part of aiding the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients.  One of the best "insurance policies" against poor digestion is to take a digestive supplement.  The most popular supplements are the multipurpose digestive aids which combine a variety of enzymes to break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins.  Some of the more important enzymes in the body come from the pancreas.  Make sure that the digestive supplement you select contains pancreatin which is a combination of pancreatic enzymes.  These natural support products will help you digest your food and supplements, allowing full absorption by the body.