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Improve Digestion Naturally

Everyone has digestive issues from time to time. Whether it is gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or just plain stomach aches, it can be hard to deal with. It disrupts your day and makes it hard to concentrate or even leave the house. Here are some ways to improve your digestion without medications.

1. Get rid of sugar and refined carbohydrates in your diet. Sugar and carbs are one of the leading causes of obesity and unhealthy bacteria in your gut. Try eliminating it for a while and seeing how you feel after the withdrawal symptoms subside. If you can’t imagine getting rid of sugar and carbs forever, just eat less and don’t eat them if you plan on going out all day to avoid tummy troubles.

2. Try eliminating gluten, especially if you have an inflammatory bowel disease. Eliminate it for a month then start to introduce foods with gluten back into your diet and see if any issues arise. You’ll then know if it irritates your stomach and if you need to ditch it for good.

3. Start taking a probiotic or introduce more fermented and cultured foods into your diet. Probiotics promote healthy bacteria and make foods easier to digest. It should help prevent most digestive issues in the future.

4. Stop overeating! If you are often plagued with heartburn or feel uncomfortably full, you need to take a look at how often you’re eating and how much. If you regularly snack mindlessly in front of the television, take up another hobby to keep your hands busy while watching TV. Use a plate that makes you more aware of portions or put snacks in perfect portion bags instead of eating them right from the box. Once you stop overeating, you might find your problems go away.

5. Minimize your coffee and caffeinated beverage intake, especially if you are sensitive to caffeine. Coffee and other drinks with lots of caffeine can be very harsh on your digestive tract and cause diarrhea. Try drinking coffee with food, drinking more water or switching to tea.

6. Lastly, watch your stress levels. Anxiety and stress can greatly affect your digestive system. It can cause constipation in some and diarrhea in others. When you notice yourself getting stressed and your stomach getting upset, take it as a cue to take a break.

Do you often get tummy troubles? Why do you get them? Will you try any of this advice?

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing