Stomach care tips for better health
You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. That's because anxiety and worry can upset the delicate balance of digestion.
In some people stress slows down digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation, while in others it speeds it up causing diarrhoea and frequent trips to the loo. Some people lose their appetite completely.Stress can also worsen digestive conditions like stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.
One solution is to avoid eating when you're feeling very anxious, stressed or unhappy.
It also helps your digestion if you avoid arguing at the dinner table, as getting angry can put you off your food or make eating harder. Try to keep mealtimes happy and relaxed.
Tips for Improving and Maintaining Your Digestive Health
1. Eat a high-fiber diet
2. Get both insoluble and soluble fiber
3. Limit foods that are high in fat
4. Choose lean meats
5. Incorporate probiotics into your diet
6. Eat on schedule
7. Stay hydrated
8. Skip the bad habits: smoking, excessive caffeine, and alcohol
9. Exercise regularly