Statistics show that digestive-related illnesses account for 200 million sick days, 50 million doctor's visits, 10 million hospital visits, and close to 200,000 deaths per year.
For many of us, we neglect the health of our digestive system until we begin experiencing symptoms of an illness. Whether you have IBS, GERD, or any of the other countless digestive-related illnesses that are plaguing Americans, these conditions could have likely been prevented by taking a proactive dietary approach.
A simple trick that may offer digestion benefits is eating a small arugula-based salad before your meals. This is an effective trick because the bitter compounds in arugula stimulate the production of stomach acids which will help break down the food that follows as your main course.
Additionally, eating bitter foods like arugula before meals may increase digestive enzyme activity, assisting in the breakdown of food and absorption of nutrients.
Utilize this Hemp & Greens Salad as a digestion-enhancing side to your main entree or as an appetizer before dinner.
What you will need:
- Baby spinach
- Cherry tomatoes
- Hemp seeds
- Hemp oil