Having a healthy digestive system can make such a difference to your overall health. Not only will you feel better, healthy and less bloated, but you'll find it easier to lose weight and exercise to keep active. Here are some ways you can help to boost your digestive system.
Drink plenty of water
Water, whether you're drinking it fresh from the fridge or after it's been boiled in a kettle, will work wonders for your digestive system. It will keep you hydrated as well, and will clean out your internal organs, promoting even better digestion.
The more you move, the better your digestive system will be, and the better it is, the more you'll be able to move and feel comfortable doing so.
Keep fatty foods to a minimum
As I mentioned a few days ago, you don't have to cut fatty foods (i.e. red meats, creamy sauces, fried foods, etc.) entirely from your diet, but the more of them that you eat, the worse your digestive system will become. If you want to give your digestive system a good boost, you can cut out fats for a week or so to detox.
Fiber is your friend
One of the best foods to eat for your digestive system is fiber. This can be found in many cereals, brown bread, rice, and fruits such as bananas. Getting a good daily dose of fiber will ensure your digestive system keeps working at its optimum throughout the week.
Maintain a healthy weight
If you're at a healthy weight, your digestive system will be able to work better. If you lose weight, the combination of shedding excess fat and eating healthier will improve your digestive system, and you'll feel a lot better. Many of the things which help you to have better digestion will also help you to lose some weight, so it's a win-win situation for your digestive system and your waistline!
Don't eat too quickly
People can eat all the right foods, but if they're eating too quickly or eating at the wrong times, such as just before a workout, they will feel awful. Slow down when you eat – a good way to do this is to eat with other people and have a conversation over dinner. This will force you to slow down since you'll be concentrating on having a conversation at the same time.