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A healthy digestive system

A healthy digestive systemUndoubtedly health is wealth. Your efficiency to work increases if you enjoy good health. It is therefore necessary to keep your digestive system healthy by following a dietary regimen, with lots of water and fibre, so that there is a smooth movement of bowels. It is also important to avoid smoking or drinking too much alcohol to maintain optimum health. Eating spicy and fatty food can irritate the lining of your stomach, besides causing indigestion. For a healthy digestive system, you should follow a strict exercise regimen, which will help in keeping your stress level low and reducing the chances of indigestion and constipation. You should not overeat or rush through your meals but try to eat regularly all through the day. It is also necessary that there be a gap of few hours between your supper and sleep.

Follow the following tips for a healthy digestive system:

Avoid Constipation

Many people complain of constipation. The reason behind this can be stress, not taking enough fibre or water or ignoring the need to empty the bowel. These are natural reasons that can result in strain when visiting the toilet.

  • It is necessary to take dietary fibre in your diet that will help in smooth bowel movement and ensure that constipation doesn't occur again.

Avoid Indigestion and Heartburn

Research reveals that about 40% of people suffer from indigestion and heartburn, which may occur due to overeating or an unhealthy eating. Reduce consumption of caffeine, rich, spicy and fatty food, as these may produce too much acid which can damage the stomach lining and result in swelling and painful indigestion. Overeating, eating late at night and wearing tight-fitting clothes put a lot of pressure on the stomach and forces the acid back into the gullet, resulting in painful heartburn.

  • Drink a glass of low fat milk, milk works as a traditional remedy for indigestion and heartburn.
  • Take antacids that help in neutralising stomach acid and reduce symptoms.
  • Take Peppermint oil if you feel full.
  • Artichoke extract helps in relieving symptoms of bloating, overindulgence, flatulence and indigestion.

Avoid Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. You may feel abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, diarrhoea, mucous in the stool, alternating diarrhoea and constipation, too much belching and even passing of excess wind. It is generally the result of stress and type of food that includes wheat, caffeine, citrus fruits and alcohol.

  • You should take Peppermint oil, which is very effective in relieving painful gut bloating and spasms.
  • You can also take a probiotic supplement that helps in keeping your irritable bowel syndrome under control.
  • You should include extra fibre in your diet to help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.