Sensible Eating Habits Boost Healthy Digestion
When it comes to healthy digestion, you are what you eat.
You hear it a lot, but it bears repeating: Fruits, vegetables and fiber are the way to go when it comes to a healthy gut. And while it’s OK to indulge in butter-drenched popcorn or a big bowl of pasta every so often, make sure it’s a treat, not a routine occurrence.
Find ways to mix it up. If you’ve had your fill of bananas, switch to apples and berries. Tired of tomatoes? Trade them for spinach. There are plenty of fruits and vegetables out there, so try something new and you’ll have done both your palate and your digestive system a favor.
Also make sure you get plenty of water, and keep coffee, tea and alcohol to sensible amounts. Each of those affects how long liquids stay in your system, so balancing eight glasses of water a day with two pots of coffee isn’t a sensible equation.
Lastly, front-load your day. Your body needs fuel after sleeping, so make sure you don’t skip breakfast. Lunch is important too, as you need energy to get through the rest of the day. Dinner, on the other hand, doesn’t have to be as large as the other meals, as you’re beginning to wind down for the night.