6 Tips to Improve Your Digestive Health

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


It is common for people to go through digestive issues like gas, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, heartburn or constipation now and then. But it is a problem that has to be taken into account when it happens on a regular basis. Certain lifestyle changes and a proper diet can help you keep your gut healthy.

Here are a few simple ways that can keep your digestive system naturally healthy.



1.Eat Real Food


Processed food is something that can be easily linked to disorders in your digestive system. Make sure your food is low in artificial sweeteners, trans fat and food additives. This will help keep a healthy digestive system and also improve the digestion process.



2.Get Plenty of Fiber


A diet rich in fiber can regularise your bowel movements and can protect you against other disorders in your digestive system as well. Fiber is of three common types soluble, insoluble and prebiotic.



3.Add Healthy Fats


There needs to be an adequate intake of fat in your diet to support the digestion of fat-soluble nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for reducing inflammation and help to prevent inflammatory bowel disease.


4.Manage Your Stress


Stress has a negative impact on digestion and is linked to diarrhea, ulcers, constipation and IBS. Reduced stress levels can help in maintaining a healthy digestive system.


5.Chew Your Food


Make sure to chew your food well before swallowing it. This will help your digestive system work smoothly. This habit also promotes the generation of saliva and mixes the food in your stomach well.


6.Get Moving


Exercising regularly regulates your digestion and prevents you from getting constipated. It also reduces inflammation; hence it is beneficial in the fight against inflammatory bowel disorder.

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