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Lifestyle changes and digestion

Published Date: Tuesday, 30th August 2016 | Updated Date: Thursday, 6th April 2017
Lifestyle changes and digestion

Many digestive problems can be prevented with lifestyle changes. Poor eating habits such as eating too quickly or skipping meals can result in digestive discomfort. We must be sure to eat food slowly while chewing thoroughly. Eating several small meals throughout the day would help lessen any symptoms of digestive discomfort. Moreover, eating a balanced diet can help us avoid digestive discomfort. Unhealthy diets can contribute to difficulties for our digestive system. Thus, we must eat less quantities of processed food and sugar and more quantity of fiber, fruits, and vegetables.

Foods rich in magnesium, wholegrain breads, and cereals help us in faster digestion. We must not forget to hydrate our body properly and must drink around eight glasses of water daily. Giving the sodas, soft drinks, and pops a skip can help us immensely. We must cut right back on caffeine, which we end up attaining through beverages such as coffee, tea, and alcohol. These are all highly dehydrating and will only snatch away our B-vitamins, which are so essential for healthy neural, immune, and digestive functioning.

We must constantly try and eat food, which are rich in vitamin C. This vitamin is a natural laxative, which is available in leafy and green veggies or citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges and berries such as strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

Simple digestion tips:
  • Include digestive spices in food while cooking
  • Eat a wide variety of easy-to-digest foods
  • Try and avoid difficult-to-digest foods
  • Add a little bit of exercise into your daily routine
  • Make subtle changes to your lifestyle, it’ll pay off
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