A Real Pain In The Gut? Improving Your Digestive Health

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improve digestive healthUseful Tips To Improve Digestive Health And Eliminate Gut Pain

Digestive issues are no fun whatsoever. Pain, bloating, heartburn, gas, and diarrhea- it can take the enjoyment right out of food when you know a short while later you’ll really be paying for it. If you’re just about sick of feeling sick and are fed up with your digestive problems interfering with your life, ere are a few of the ways you can go about improving your Digestive Health.

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Eat Right

Even those who don’t have digestive issues can experience issues when they eat the wrong foods. Even healthy ingredients can cause problems at times. For example, if you’ve started a healthy eating plan and massively upped your fiber intake, your body might not be able to cope.

This can lead to bloating, diarrhea and stomach pain. Ease into it, up your intake slowly to avoid this. Generally eating well and avoiding fatty and processed foods is always going to be good news for your stomach and digestion in general. Avoid eating heavy meals before bed too, since this is likely to cause acid reflux.

Take A Supplement

Along with a healthy diet, taking supplements are beneficial too. Yogurt drinks with active bacteria can help with digestion and aid healthy gut flora. You can get probiotics in tablet form too- you could find a website offering high quality supplements or check out your local health food shop. Ginger is good for settling queasy stomachs, and peppermint helps with IBS. These can be purchased as tablets, teas or oils to supplement your diet.

Visit Your GP

Everyone experiences stomach issues every now and again. They can be linked to viruses and bacteria, or even stress. Generally, these things clear up themselves after a few day. Just be sure to drink plenty of fluids if you’ve experienced vomiting and diarrhea since these can lead to dehydration. However, if your symptoms persist, even if they’re mild it’s worth speaking to your doctor. Chances are you’ll be diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or a food intolerance. At least once you know what’s wrong, you can take steps to make the problem better. 

At least once you know what’s wrong, you can take steps to make the problem better. With IBS it can mean working out your ‘trigger’ foods and then avoiding them. With food allergies and intolerances, you will need to completely avoid or cut back on certain ingredients.

It’s not always as clear cut, for example, if you have a lactose intolerance you might have to avoid milk but be ok eating yogurt and cheese. This is because while these contain lactose it’s in an easier to digest form. Keeping a food diary is crucial, that way you can work out exactly what you can and can’t eat.

 

 

There are so many digestive issues you can suffer with, and any one of them is enough to really impact your digestive health. You don’t have to put up with it, just a few changes can set things right. How do you deal with digestive issues?

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