Over millennia of evolution, the human body adapted itself to eating cooked food from raw and then processed food from cooked. The changes in our bodies kept pace with the changes in our diets because they took a long time to happen. However, in the past 150 years, the human diet has seen some rapid changes, changes which our bodies are not equipped to handle. For example, our jaws have become smaller because we no longer need big chompers at the back our mouth to grind through tough meat and bone – everything we eat today is bite size and/or well-cooked. However, the teeth still come in albeit much later in life and they hurt terribly when they do because our body is not equipped to deal with it.Thus came the drugs, the pills and the syrups designed to help our body cope with the food we eat. Here are some of them:
Breaking down Food
The acids in our stomach cannot break down all the artificial ingredients in the food that we eat. There are added flavours, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, artificial colourings and many other things added for texture and taste in all the packaged goodies we buy at the supermarket. Most of them add nothing of value to the body and the body therefore does not know how to deal with it. This is why some pharmacies offer digestive enzyme supplements Australia that are designed to break these elements down so that they can enter the blood stream for disposal. As soon as you start taking them regularly you will notice that you feel lighter and have more energy throughout the day; that is your body dealing with all the food items in your meal properly.
Some of the foods we eat today have a lot of spice and added flavour which our bodies may not be genetically used to. This can create gaseous conditions in you like acid reflux and gastritis which can be cured or controlled through bloating treatment from a doctor. There are over the counter medication as well and they usually work. However if the condition persists it is advisable to see a doctor as sometimes these symptoms mask more serious disorders such as ulcers. There are also home remedies such as drinking yoghurt, or cool water. However, medicine can offer quicker relief.
Vitamins and Minerals
Although our palate has diversified, our food groups have actually shrunk due to the enormous demands on our time. We don’t have the time to make sure that what we eat is a balanced meal. If our food doesn’t provide all the nutrition we require then it makes sense to take a couple of pills to provide what you are missing. There are pills that will give you vitamins, calcium, potassium and other minerals that we don’t usually get from the food.
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