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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