Improve your digestive health
Dt Shail Yadav
Padur, Bengaluru May 18, 2018
You food intake and lifestyle choices directly affect your digestive health. Try these tips to maintain a healthy digestive system which will not only improve the efficiency of its functioning but your overall health as well.
- A high fibre diet: A diet that’s high in fibre has multiple benefits as the food gets easily digested which prevents constipation, treats conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and aids in weight management as well.
- Soluble and insoluble fibres: It is important to ensure that your fibre intake includes both soluble as well as insoluble ones. Soluble fibres: oats, legumes and nuts
Insoluble fibres: wheat, vegetables, whole grains
Insoluble fibres help in stool bulk up while soluble ones prevent them from becoming watery.
- Reduce fatty foods: Foods that contain high fat tend to slow down digestion which increases constipation. Fat is important but taking them in small quantities and paired with fibres can be helpful.
- Lean meats: Protein intake is definitely important but reduce fatty meat that can cause discomfort and replace them with lean meat cuts of beef and pork.
- Probiotics: Daily intake of probiotic sources like yogurt and kefir promotes digestive health as it contains useful bacteria. These bacteria increase nutrient absorption, immunity and fight the effects of poor diet and stress.
- Timing: People often forget but your dietary timings are equally important. A regular schedule each day helps keep your system in good shape.
- Water: Drinking plenty of water and keeping the system hydrated is important for healthy digestive tract and easy passage of stool.
- Alcohol, caffeine and smokes: These can create issues from ulcers and heartburns to life threatening situations.
- Exercise: Regular exercise keeps you and your system in best condition.