Summer is in the air and you know what that means….barbecues, savory foods, and sweet treats but let’s not forget our digestive systems and all the work it will need to do to rid our bodies of such wonderfully blissful waste.
Krisha McCoy a writer for Everyday Health.com reminds us that the digestive system breaks down the foods we eat into nutrients that our bodies need. If we neglect our digestive health we could run into all sorts of problems: blotting and fatigue to name a few.Here’s 10 tips for improving and maintaining digestive health:
- Eat a high-fiber diet
- Get insoluble and soluble fiber
- Limit foods that are high in fat
- Choose lean meats
- Incorporate probiotics into your diet
- Eat on schedule
- Stay hydrated
- Skip the bad habits: Smoking and avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol
- Exercise regularly
- Manage stress
Dr. Owens mentioned that she takes Digestive Enzymes after each meal to aid in digestion. You can buy these as any health food store.
So enjoy the summer but also remember to take care of your digestive system at the same time.
Here’s to your health!