Top 4 tips for digestive calm this Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time of year for many of us with food and alcohol taking centre stage at Christmas celebrations with family and friends. The temptation to go overboard with the amount of food you eat or drink can be hard to resist, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and low in energy.

Digestive enzymes
Eating large amounts, particularly those ‘once a year’ celebratory foods, can place stress on your digestive system and your body’s ability to produce the right amount of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes support healthy digestive function and aid in the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, including fibre and lactose.

  • Tip 1: Digestive enzymes support healthy digestive function and help relieve digestive symptoms such as indigestion, flatulence, bloating and the feeling of fullness. See more here: Digest-Zymes.

B vitamins
Eating lots of processed foods, drinking alcohol and the stress of Christmas can lead to reduced levels of B vitamins. B vitamins assist sugar and carbohydrate metabolism and are beneficial for those who consume a diet high in refined or processed foods. B vitamins each have their own health benefits, but when you combine them together in a complex, they work well together.

  • Tip 2: B vitamins support healthy energy production, nervous system function and support emotional wellbeing. B vitamins support a healthy stress response in the body. See more here: Activated B Complex.

Liver support
If you’re a regular partygoer, or you only drink a small amount of alcohol every now and then (but anticipate a busy festive season), you should learn to love your liver. Your liver is heavily involved in processing and detoxifying alcohol from your body and plays a secondary role in digestive function.

  • Tip 3: St. Mary’s thistle, Dandelion, Schizandra, Bupleurum, Globe artichoke and the phytonutrient curcumin from Turmeric provide liver tonic activity to support the liver and help maintain healthy digestive function. Dandelion root and St. Mary’s thistle may help to relieve the symptoms of digestive disturbances such as bloating, flatulence and the feeling of fullness. See more here: Liver Care.

Eating too many of the wrong types of food and consuming alcohol can disturb the balance of your intestinal flora, which may lead to mild digestive symptoms. Probiotics are dynamic, living micro-organisms that help to re-establish friendly intestinal flora and inhibit the growth of unwanted intestinal flora to help maintain balanced, healthy intestinal flora. Probiotics help to balance the digestive system and support healthy digestive function.

  • Tip 4: Probiotics support digestive and immune system health and help to relieve digestive complaints such as regurgitation, abdominal pain, nausea, gurgling, constipation, irregular bowels and flatulence in healthy individuals. See more here: Probiotic 55 Billion.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up with the latest health news, recipes, new products and exclusive product sales from Herbs of Gold.