If you suffer from digestive problems then you probably know that diet plays a big
role in how you feel. Here are some helpful tips to help improve your digestive
- High fibre fruits. Eating a variety of many fruits is a fantastic way to get more fibre, which is great for the digestive system. I would strongly recommend adding these top three fruits; each has 3 plus grams of fibre per severing in your daily intake – Raspberries, Pears and apples.
- Eat more fibre foods. Eating fruit that is packed with fibre is a great start, but you should also eat vegetables and whole grain, which also keeps you, full. That way it stops you from overeating throughout the day, keep tabs on your fibre intake when you first start off, then you will soon realize how much better and more energy you have than before!
- Have trouble digesting milk? Try yoghurt Many people are not able to digest lactose, the type of sugar and also milk. Yoghurt is high in lactose, but the bacteria used to make it produce some lactase, the enzymes needed to digest the sugar. Brilliant news for those who are lactose intolerant and looking for good sources of calcium!
- Stay Hydrated. Water is one of those essentials that you need in general, especially for a healthy digestive system. Adequate hydration gives your digestive system the moisture to function correctly. Also, sometimes our bodies mistake hunger for thirst, that used to happen to me all the time … So to stay hydrated and to prevent overeating, try and keep water with you wherever you go this will boost your intake.
- Frequent flying is key. If you are afraid of planes don’t worry I am not talking about a plane flight. Eat smaller meals frequently throughout the day to keep your metabolism revved up, your blood sugar balanced and your energy up. This can also help you avoid feeling hungry at your next meal, but I don’t want you to go crazy and overeat. Oh no, before your dinner or lunch etc try to eat a nutrient – dense snack like a handful of nuts or plain yoghurt.
- Portion control. Now like I said before I do not want any of you to over eat, so using a smaller plate means smaller amounts of food can fit on it (Durrrrrrrr. Just saying) Portion control is very important not only for weight management but also for reducing the stress on the digestive system that comes from overeating.