THE BEET STOMACH ACID TEST
I just happened to stumble upon this information the other day while researching for something else. The link above talks about how if you consume beets or beet juice, it can tell you if you have enough stomach acid to properly break down foods. If you drink beet juice and a few hours later you notice that your pee has a pink to reddish tint to it, then you do not have enough stomach acid to properly break down your food!! If it is yellow then you are doing okay in that area.
I was pretty shocked to figure this out about myself. The above happens to me every time I drink beet juice! Low stomach acid can lead to poor absorption, indigestion, gas, bloating, IBS and even autoimmune disease over time!
So I did some research into this and found that hundreds of people on Amazon felt great after incorporating digestive enzymes/HCL before or during meals. Many said that it eliminated the gas, bloating, pain and indigestion. Many also said that it helped with their Crohn’s and or IBS too.
This is the one that I bought today at the vitamin shoppe:
This one seems great because it has a wide variety of digestive enzymes. It has L-Glutamine which helps to keep the lining of your intestines healthy and works to stand up your villi to absorb food better.
Here is another one that I was looking at that has a great variety of enzymes plus the HCL:
I am trying to streamline my personal supplement plan, diet and juicing recipes to only include what I personally need most.
- Digestive Enzymes x2 a day
- High potency Probiotic x1 a day
- 16oz fresh daily juice x 1 a day
- 1 tsp of Metamucil Fiber x 1 a day
This natural plan should help me to achieve digestive health and balance to allow for greater variety in food choices. I hope that this information is useful to you and helps you to find relief. ~Nick