At some point in life everyone experiences occasional digestive symptoms such as upset stomach, gas, heartburn, constipation, nausea or diarrhea. When these symptoms occur, they can cause major interruptions to your life. Changing your diet and lifestyle can have a positive impact on your health. Here are 12 ways to improve your digestion naturally.
1. Eat real food. Diets high in processed food have been linked to a higher risk of digestive disorders. Eating a diet n food additives, trans fats and artificial sweeteners may improve you digestion and protect against digestive diseases.
2. Eat food with plenty of fiber. A high fiber diet promotes regular bowel movements and may protect against many digestive disorders.
3. Add healthy fats to your diet. Fats keeps food moving smoothly through your digestive system.
4. Stay hydrated. Increase your water intake by drinking non-caffeinated beverages and eating fruits and vegetables that have a high water content.
5. Manage your stress.
6. Eat mindfully. Eating slowly and mindfully and paying attention to every aspect of your food.
7. Chew your food. Chewing food thoroughly breaks it down so that it can be digested more easily.
8. Get moving. Exercise can improve your digestion
9. Slow down and listen to your body. Not paying attention to you hunger and fullness cues and waiting when you’re emotional or anxious can negatively impact digestion.
Taking time to relax and pay attention to your body’s cues can reduce digestive symptoms after a meal.
10. Ditch the bad habits. Bad habits such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol and eating late at night can cause digestive issues.
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