Digestive problems are linked to poor nutrition and lack of body movements. I feel that during autumn/winter when days are shorter we tend to skip our outdoor running or feel too tired for evening gym classes. Sunny days are gone and the colourful choice of fresh fruit and vegetable are narrowed down and as a result we prefer baked potatoes over salads. Diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on your gut health. Have a look on my TOP 6 steps you can follow!
1.Eat real food
Whole fresh and home-made food is beneficial for your healthy digestion. Avoid fast-foods and other processed foods, lots of sweets or ice-creams or low-calorie drinks – those are typically high in refined salt and sugar (artificial sweeteners).
That is the reason why your body need more time to digest that type of food and overall it is difficult to digest it.
Imbalances in eating the real food are often linked to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease.
On the top of that, you are eating empty calories as there is lack of nutrition your body can turn into energy, and instead of that it keeps it in form of fat.
2. Get plenty of fibre
Fibre is beneficial for good digestion as promotes regular bowel movements and at the same time protect against digestive disorders. Source of fibre is found in nuts and seeds, whole grains, legumes, and vegetable.
Dietary menu plan that is high in fibre is linked to a reduction of IBS, digestive problems, reflux and certain type of cancer.
3. Healthy Fats in your diet
Food containing fat keeps food moving through digestive tract what can relieve constipation. Additionally, it may reduce inflammation.
One of the best source of healthy fats are omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseeds, nuts and fatty fish (salmon, mackerel or sardines).
4. Right fluids
Intake of fluids are important part of the digestion process and therefore, drinking plenty of water should not be omitted. Herbal teas are also beneficial for you body – especially peppermint and fennel teas are well known for the digestive supporting properties.
We feel “heavy stones” in our stomach after we finish a meal. The best you can do is just go for a walk (I do not recommend running or so). But 1 hour after we finish our meal, moderate exercising may improve digestion, reduce inflammation and symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
6. Eating habits
I would list couple of points that has nothing to do with the food but with our eating habits.
- eating slowly
- chewing food
- pay attention if you are eating because you are really hungry
- do not overeat
Those 6 easy-to-follow steps will have a positive impact on your digestion. You will feel “lighter”, and prevent digestive problems such as IBS, inflammation or illnesses.
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