How To Keep Your Digestive System Happy, Long-term!

October 05, 2016

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There’s no delicate way to talk about it. If you‘re feeling bloated, uncomfortable and are not so regular when it comes to bowel movements, it’s time to solve it!

 
We know digestive issues are common, and it’s often our digestive system that first tells us something’s not right. If you suffer from IBS, bloating, diarrhoea, gas, constipation, the list goes on… we don’t want you to suffer in silence anymore!


Did you know: In pharmacies, laxatives are the second most commonly sold product, after aspirin? If you are a bit..shall we say blocked up, why not try a gentler alternative.


Likewise if you’re reacting to all sorts of foods, and can’t work out why your digestion isn’t regular, we’ve got some tips below to help with most common digestive discomforts.


Here's how KOJA helps to alleviate your digestive issues:

Sugar free - !!! 

Unlike most breakfast products, including muesli, cereal, granolas, and cereal bars, KOJA Breakfast toppers are free from ALL added sugars. No sugar, no coconut sugar, no maple syrup, no honey, no dried sultanas or excessive dried fruit. Sugar is known to wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Over consumption of sugar can worsen digestive issues such as candida or yeast infections, which results in bloating, gas and other unpleasant digestive effects. 

By avoiding excessive sugar during breakfast time, this allows your body to maintain blood sugar levels during the day. Put simply, this means you'll crave less sugar during the rest of the day and have more energy. 

If your blood sugar levels drop, your hormones have to kick in and release excess cortisol. This can weaken the lining of the gut and detract your body's ability to digest normally.  This can also damage your immune system and lead to a leaky gut, and a whole host of auto immune diseases to inhibit your digestion. 

The answer? Keep sugar consumption (especially in the mornings) to a minimum. KOJA Chia Seed & Coconut is completely fruit free, and our other Breakfast Toppers have a very small amount of naturally occurring sugar from organic goji berries, organic inca berries or organic figs. Read your labels on all breakfast products, and see if decreasing your sugar intake improves your digestion - we bet it will! 

 

High Fibre – Fibre is essential to keeping you’re digestive system in check. It lowers risk of IBS, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and relieves constipation. KOJA has a balance of both soluble and insoluble fibres.


Antioxidants – Antioxidants are anti-inflammatory and can help reduce toxins in your body so your digestive system can absorb nutrients better. They also flush out free radicals before they can settle in digestive tract. KOJA is packed full of natural antioxidants, so dig in!


Keeps you full – Our digestive systems work best when we eat at regular times each day. An important part of this is ensuring that we’re satisfied at each meal or snack time so we don’t over eat, or feel the urge to constantly snack. KOJA is highly satiating, with high protein and provides a good dose of healthy fats, all to keep you satisfied for hours.

Healthy Fats-Speaking of healthy fats, they can also help can help to move things along by softening and acting as a lubricant in the bowel.


Source of Magnesium – Magnesium can help by activating enzymes which assist the body with digestion and absorption of key vitamins and minerals. It also help to relax muscles and increase water to the intestine. All of this helps with digestion through the small intestine and bowel. 


Source of Natural Iron- Synthetic iron supplements are one of the most over (self) prescribed supplements and are not exactly digestive system friendly. Side effects are black, hard stools and constipation, which doesn't sound good to us!  That's why we created KOJA Fig & Hazelnut, our wholefood alternative to an iron tablet. 

 

Dairy free and gluten free – An intolerance or even just a sensitivity to dairy or gluten can wreak havoc on your digestive system and cause a whole lot of unpleasant symptoms. Don’t worry, KOJA is 100% gluten and dairy free!

 

KOJA Breakfast Toppers are the perfect way to start your day if your goal is for long term healthy digestion.  

We would love to hear how KOJA helps keep your digestive system happy and regular! Click the link below to see the full range and check out how KOJA has helped our other customers improve their health. 



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