Five Digestive System Tips | Herbal Goodness

So many people are hung up on writing down their list of resolutions for the new year, and almost always neglect to have one for their health. Are you in this category? Would you love to do better? You can get started by outlining your health goals for the new year. And there's no way you would want to focus on your health that you won't consider the kind of food you eat or diet plan you follow, if any. Moreso, "it is usually not what you eat between Christmas and New Year's Eve, but what you eat between New Year's Eve and Christmas" that matters. This saying is not known to have any specific author but the message is as clear as crystal: mind what and how you eat throughout the year and not just on set days in-between as this would have an effect on your digestive system and overall digestive health.

Learning the little things you can do to keep your digestive system balanced and well-cared for will pay dividends in regards to your mood, your overall physical health, and your energy levels, both now and in the long run. Here are a few tips that can help you maintain good digestive health while smashing the hell out of your goals on your New Year's Resolutions list:

Eat At Set Times And Slow Down When Eating
It's advisable that you aim for eating 5 to 6 times a day: 3 main meals and 2 small snacks. Don't skip meals, if you do, chances are you'll eat a lot more than you normally would later in the day. Eating a lot at one time is not conducive to your digestive system function. Eating too fast can slow digestion and cause infrequent bowel movements as well as stomach discomforts. By eating slowly and with attention, your food can be digested much better because the digestive enzymes such as lipase, maltase, pepsin and trypsin are fully produced. Herbal Goodness' Gut Digest Plus is a naturally-processed organic liquid that can help digestion and increase your enzyme level support. It is highly recommended as it can do your digestive system a big favour.

Consume Foods With Fiber
Fiber is important for a well-functioning digestive system. There is a wide choice of fiber-rich foods that helps the digestive system to function well. Choose from vegetables, nuts, whole grains or fruits. Avocados, bananas, spinach and ginger, for example, are excellent digestive health allies. Greens and vegetables should be included in the main meals and fruits are good alternatives for morning and afternoon snacks.

Drink Enough Water
Water is the human body's best friend, as it is indispensable for your digestive system to feed cells and remove substances. It is necessary to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water daily. Water facilitates digestion and prevents infrequent bowel movements. In addition, water assists in the processing of alcoholic beverages by the liver, helping to reduce the effects of intoxication in the body caused by alcohol. Drinking water is important, especially if you eat more fiber. Fibers are important for the optimal functioning of your small intestines and large intestine function, but they also absorb a lot of moisture. So it is smart and good to drink more as you eat more fiber.

Moderate The Intake Of Fatty Foods/Excesses
Fatty foods are considered to be those that contain a high proportion of fat, such as butter, margarine, bacon, lard, and fatty meats, sausages, offal, cream, eggs, and cured cheeses. By reducing the intake of fats, digestions are lightened and a caloric excess is avoided. Excesses like condiments, spices, fried foods and processed foods are extremely harmful and therefore should be consumed in moderation. Examples of processed foods are smoked meats, those preserved in brine or in a salt and vinegar solution, canned tomato, sardine and tuna extracts, among many others. What foods should I then take? You may ask. Get this free Ebook On Digestion And Gut Health by Herbal Goodness.

Exercise Regularly
Doing physical exercises directly contributes to the proper functioning of the digestive system. Physical activities provide increased blood flow through the body and accelerates metabolism. Consequently, it speeds up the process in the digestive tract (also known as gastrointestinal tract or gi tract). This facilitates gastric emptying and release of various hormones that stimulate bowel movements. Another benefit of physical activities is the reduction of excessive flatulence (gas). In other words, going for a walk, run, or other type of exercise is key to boosting your metabolism and keeping food moving through your digestive system. In addition, physical exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, which is also good for digestive health. Herbal Goodness has an entire product category (Gut & Digest) dedicated to supporting your gut health and boosting your overall digestive health.

In conclusion, having an awesome digestive health will make you feel comfortable and wholesome anytime and anywhere. Run along with these five digestive system tips to start the new year 2023 with.

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References: Eating for a Healthy Digestive System. The 11 Best Ways to Improve Your Digestion Naturally. 10 Tips to Improve Your Digestive Health