If like a lot of folk over the past few months, you have been overindulging way more than you normally would do with food and drink due to being stuck in the house, you will have no doubt noticed that your stomach hasn’t been too happy with you! Overindulging at any time, let alone over long periods as we have been of late, can put a strain on your digestive system.
There is no time like the present to get things back on track and get your gut health up to scratch. After all, the gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it is essential for your overall health and wellbeing to keep it as healthy as possible.
With that in mind, read on for some top tips to get you on your way to a healthy gut.
Tip 1: Eat More Fibre
When we say to eat more fibre, that is on the assumption that the majority of the nation are simply not eating enough. You should aim to have around 25g of fibre a day in your diet. Be careful to keep an eye on this as eating too much fibre can cause stress on the digestive system, making you feel gassy.
Here are some of the best foods to eat that are rich in fibre:
Wholegrain cereal & breadWholewheat pastaPeas, beans & pulsesNuts & SeedsFruit (apples, bananas, strawberries) & Vegetables (broccoli, artichokes, brussel sprouts)
Tip 2: Drink Lots of Water
We’ve all heard that we should be drinking around 8 glasses of water per day, but how many of us are actually do that? It can be difficult to remember to squeeze it in but if you do, your body and skin for that matter will thank you for it. Drinking water during and after meals will help aid digestion as it helps to break down the food.
Tip 3: Healthy Diet
This seems like a pretty obvious tip but the healthier your diet, the better your digestive health will be. Be sure to eat little and often and make sure that the majority of food you do eat is fresh and unprocessed. Our guts find processed foods more difficult to digest as they are more often than not, full of sugar.
Tip 4: Exercise
Regular exercise is not only great for your overall health and state of mind but it can also help you be more regular in other departments as being active helps to get your colon moving.
Tip 5: Probiotics
We’ve all heard the saying ‘good bacteria’ flying around but do we really know what that means? Our bodies are full of good and bad bacteria, and probiotics are good bacteria that we can ingest to help keep our guts healthy. If you are unsure where to start, as there are lots on the market, pop into your local health food store, who will be happy to help. Or, you can do a live chat online, where one the store experts, will let you know which they would recommend for you.
If you have a persistent issue and would prefer to seek specialist help from a digestive health expert, visit https://onewelbeck.com/digestive-health for more information.