Nutrients for improving gut function

how to improve gut function

Our digestive system releases several hormones & enzymes which aid in the process of digestion. Gut or intestine plays an important part of the human digestive system & it’s efficient functioning.

Here are some ways you can improve your gut function!

FOODS TO BE TAKEN

Probiotics Contains Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium Curd, yoghurt
Prebiotics Promote growth of friendly bacteria Banana, garlic, onion, legumes (chole, moong, etc)
Aloe Vera Alkaline Natural aloe vera juice, external application of aloe vera gel on the abdomen
Soluble fiber Provide soluble fiber Khajur (dates), all fruits and vegetables
Omega 3 fatty acids Help to relax stomach muscles Almonds, walnuts

AVOID THE FOLLOWING:

Alcohol Relaxes the sphincter muscles increasing chances of reflux of gastric contents into esophagus

Increases the production of stomach acid

Pain killers Aggravate symptoms Avoid drugs containing ibuprofen and aspirin
Tea and coffee, carbonated beverages Increase stomach acid production Never drink on empty stomach
Nicotine / tobacco Look for information on your own- you may think I am biased
  •         Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day instead of 3 larger meals. Frequent, smaller meals will be more comfortable and easier on the stomach than two or three large meals a day.
  •         It is important that you avoid overeating.
  •         Eat a diet rich in fiber, especially from fruits and vegetables
  •         No need to avoid citrus foods and tomato products unless they cause burning or inflammation
  •         Rest and relax a few minutes before and after each meal, as well as remaining relaxed during meals.
  •         Eat slowly and chew your food well
  •         Avoid eating within 3 hours before bedtime
  •         Avoid foods that are fried & spicy

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