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Tummy Talk! 4 Ways To Improve Your Digestive Health

Tummy Talk! 4 Ways To Improve Your Digestive Health

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Do you ever get that feeling of bloating in your stomach? If it’s a very common thing in your life, you’re not alone, but if it has got to the point where you are feeling full of indigestion every single day or that bloating doesn’t go away, it’s important to learn how to improve your digestive health. The benefits of digestive health are not just for your stomach, but they can have an impact on your health in general. Let’s show you some simple ways to improve your digestion. 

Being “Regular” With High Fiber Foods

If you struggle to have the optimum amount of fruit and vegetables, you can put more into a smoothie or cold press juice. The great thing about fiber is that you can turn it into an instantly delicious drink. This turmeric juice is a wonderful way to speed up your digestion. But when you start adding fiber to your diet, remember to start slowly. You should also increase how much water you drink. As fiber soaks up water, this will reduce any cramping or gas. But it’s not just water you should have, but you can use juice and broth to make things better for your digestive system. 

Be Mindful of How You Eat

It is such a very simple thing, but if you are always in a rush and trying to eat as much food as possible before you get on the move, this could very well be causing you digestive problems. One of the best things to help your digestion is to eat smaller amounts slower. Chewing your food thoroughly makes it easier on your digestive system, but it’s also a great way to realize when you are feeling full. Many people eat much more than their body needs. When we start to eat slower, we are able to absorb nutrients better, but it also helps us pay attention to our bodies. 

Probiotics and Prebiotics

There has been a lot of talk with regards to probiotics and how they can improve your gut bacteria. If you are taking medication that strips away gut bacteria, such as antibiotics, this can be the reason why you struggle to digest things properly. When you start to eat more yogurts and fermented foods, you are giving your body more probiotics, but you should also think about feeding the good bacteria in your gut with prebiotic foods, such as garlic, onions, and sweet potatoes. 

Pay Attention to Trigger Foods

If there are certain foods that make you feel uncomfortable, make a note of it, and gradually you can begin to whittle down the underlying foods that are causing you problems. Many people are more intolerant to foods, such as dairy and gluten these days, and undertaking an elimination diet can give you a better idea of the foods you need to remove, so you can feel healthier. 

It is not just about having a healthy diet, but it could also be about making sure that you are more active. As you can see, there are a number of different methods that could help. The best thing to do is to try one approach at a time and see if it makes a difference.

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Diet And Exercise Are Great… But Are You Neglecting These 5 Other Aspects Of Your Health?

Diet And Exercise Are Great… But Are You Neglecting These 5 Other Aspects Of Your Health?

Your health matters now more than ever! WIth doctors and medical centers doing all they can to help those affected by the coronavirus, we’re all learning to be more autonomous when it comes to managing our health. The good news is that we’re all finding inventive ways to work out without gyms and getting creative in the kitchen, cooking from scratch more and enjoying more fresh wholefoods. 

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Still, while diet and exercise are important, there’s more to your health than these twin pillars. If you’re not also taking care of the following, your overall health and wellbeing may suffer…

Mental wellbeing and stress management

The nationwide lockdown is likely to start to take a toll on our mental health, causing us to feel stressed and irritable. This condition is called cabin fever and while it’s perfectly natural, it can be ruinous to your relationships with others in your home. 

Dental health

You won’t have a visit to your dentist on the cards for the next few months. But this is all the more reason to double down on your dental health. And, sorry, but brushing twice a day just isn’t enough for most of us. You should be flossing and using mouthwash after brushing to keep your mouth free of the food residue and bacteria that can damage teeth and gums. 

Digestive health

Good digestive health is about more than just staving off indigestion, bloating and cramps. Your digestive health can have a surprising impact on your overall health. The tiny ecosystem of flora and microorganisms within your gut are often referred to as the second brain which can influence our mood and overall wellbeing. 

Eating more wholefoods, taking smaller bites, chewing thoroughly and getting enough sleep (more on that later) are crucial to gut health. 

Genital health and hygiene

Why are we so loath to talk about our downstairs buts with anyone other than our doctors? For all kinds of reasons, we need to make sure that we pay attention to our genitals. We need to make sure they’re clean and dry to stave off yeast infections and UTIs. If you experience pain or discomfort during sex and / or incontinece or constipation, you may be among the 1 in 3 women with a pelvic floor disorder. The good folks at Pelvic Floor Pro can give you the support you need. Even while under lockdown. 

Sleep

Of course, it’s unlikely that anyone reading this will be deliberately missing out on sleep. Still, it’s safe to say that many of us won’t be getting enough. At a time when we may know that loved ones are suffering and it seems like our bank accounts are leaking money, a good night’s sleep can be hard to come by.

Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t help yourself. Try to limit your exposure to artificial light (including blue light from screens). Try and get some exercise every day, even if it’s just a brisk walk. Be aware of your caffeine intake, especially in the afternoons / evenings. Take a hot bath around an hour before bedtime to lower your core temperature, and try keeping a diffuser with ylang ylang, jasmine or lavender essential oils by your bed.   

Keep all of the above in mind, and you’ll ensure a holistic approach to your health while under lockdown.

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