A fully functional digestive system is indicative of a healthy optimal life. Here are some easy and quick ways to improve your digestive health.

Eat High Fibre Diet

Your body needs a daily intake of fiber that helps in digestion and combats constipation. Grapes, whole grains, beans, bananas are foods that are rich in fiber content. They help regulate blood sugar and are also good for your heart. 

Drink Plenty of Water

There is no substitute for water. Drinking as many as 8 glasses of water a day, including the tea, coffee, and the juices, is a necessary ritual that helps flush out the waste from your system.

Keep Moving

Physical activity of any kind helps move things along, relieves stress, reduces the chances of bloating, and aids in regulating your digestive system. There is an added bonus of regular exercises leading to weight loss and staying fit.

Stay away from Problem Food

Watch what you eat and more importantly, note how your body reacts to what you eat. Certain foods trigger bloating, constipation, and acidity, fried foods and cheese are common culprits. Take care to stay away from foods that spell trouble. If you are lactose intolerant, you know what to do.

No Smoking

If you are serious about improving your digestive system, this is one habit you have to boot it out of your system. Besides weakening your esophagus, it can also lead to acid reflux and heartburn – two things that can result in gastrointestinal cancers.

Drink Less

Enjoying a drink or two a day is alright, but if you are someone who is into excessive drinking, it’s time to reconsider your drinking habits. Too much alcohol intake causes stomach problems, heartburn, diarrhea, and liver diseases. It definitely messes up your digestive system.

Eat Right

It’s not only about the food you eat; it is also about how and when you eat. Take smaller bites, chew it leisurely, and it helps greatly if you also enjoy your food. Slowing your pace keeps you from gulping air along with the food. And most importantly eat on time.

Limit Salt Intake

Extra salt in your diet causes water retention, bloating, dehydration, hypertension, all of which result in poor digestion. Reduce your salt intake to help in good digestion.

Never Miss Meals

Skipping meals is a strict no-no if you want to keep your optimize your digestive health. Start your day with a nutritional breakfast and ensure you don’t miss any important meal of the day since that can lead to acidity and stomach ulcers.

Include Probiotics in your diet

Low fat yogurt is a good source of probiotics and should be included as part of a daily diet. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that line your digestive tract. They combat the effects of dietary imbalance, antibiotics, and stress. They also help absorb nutrients, break down lactose, and strengthen your immune system. Additionally, they help treat irritable bowel syndrome.