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25 September 2013

Aid your digestion

Feeling a little sluggish after meals? You could do with some peppermint.

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Feeling a little sluggish after meals? You could do with some peppermint.

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Ease occasional indigestion by sipping a cup of peppermint tea after your meal, or suck on a breath mint. Peppermint is a wonderful digestive aid for heavy meals because it contains essential oils that stimulate the gallbladder to secrete its store of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. It also improves the function of the muscles that line the stomach and intestines, relieves diarrhoea and has a calming, numbing effect on the entire gastro intestinal tract.

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