There is nothing more frustrating than busting your butt to lose weight and feeling like nothing is happening! You stand in front of the mirror and wonder, “when is all of this hard work going to pay off?” I personally believe that digestion is the foundation of health and one of the keys to healthy weight loss. If our digestive system is compromised, we suffer from vitamin and mineral imbalances, bowel problems, parasites, and even weight gain. We feel tired, cranky, constipated, fatigued, and sometimes ravenously hungry! These symptoms make weight-loss very difficult. Some good foods for digestion include yams, artichokes, avocados, and carrots. Licorice and peppermint tea is also great for pampering your tummy. Also be sure you are chewing your food a great deal before swallowing as this will help aid in the digestion process. If you take natural supplements, ask your local health practitioner about what type of digestive enzyme would be best for you.