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7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System | Avery Eisenreich

7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System | Avery Eisenreich

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Default 7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System | Avery Eisenreich

The digestive system is one of the most important systems in our bodies. It is where our food is processed into absorbable nutrients and waste products. Here are 7 tips for maintaining a healthy digestive system.



Tip #1:

Chew your foods well and slowly. The more quickly you eat, the harder your enzymes and acids in the stomach will have to work in order to break down the foods, which could lead to increased heartburn and bloating.



Tip #2:

Stop eating once you feel full. Over eating is a huge health risk and may cause indigestion, bloating, and heartburn and acid reflux.



Tip #3:

Another way to maintain a healthy digestive tract is to do some simple, daily exercises, preferably in the morning. The colon functions much more efficiently when abdominal muscles are strong and constantly in motion.



Tip #4:

Meditation is known to be one of the best ways to reduce stress and relax, especially after a busy day at work. While we cannot control every situation that causes stress, we can change the way we respond. When we’re stressed, our body goes into the “fight or flight” mode, switching off our digestion so we can run away or deal with the problem head on.



Tip #5:

Cut back on the intake of fried, fattening foods. This will help reduce your stomach’s workload.



Tip #6:

Include foods rich in fiber. Fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and can be found in fruits, raw vegetables, whole grains and cereals, nuts, and beans.



Tip #7:

Refrain from eating late at night. Our bodies slow down in the evening hours as they get ready to rest and rejuvenate for the following day. When we put food into our stomachs at these late hours there are not enough digestive enzymes to digest it well. This undigested food sits in your stomach and will often lead to sleep disturbances.

By Avery Eisenreich

Please note that the information provided on this forum is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have regarding medical symptoms or a medical condition.
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