10 Ways to Improve Your Digestive Health
Many of us eat the foods that are good to our taste buds, but they are often bad for our general health, as well as digestive tract. We usually don’t even think about what certain foods can do to our digestive health, but when they cause damage we need to do some damage repair. Many people have gotten used to digestive discomfort just like they’ve gotten used to working too much and not sleeping enough. But bloating, constipation, gas, stomach pain don’t have to be a part of your everyday life. By making some small changes, you can significantly improve your digestive health, so why wouldn’t you? Read on to see how you can do that.
1. Water, water, water!
If you’re health conscious, you are aware of all the health benefits water provides, and you also know what lack of water can do to your health. Well, when it comes to your digestive system, water plays an extremely important role as well. If you’re not drinking enough water, your digestive system can’t function properly and the digestion slows down. Also, lack of water will almost certainly cause constipation, because the feces won’t be able to pass.
In order to improve your digestive health, increase the amount of water you’re drinking, especially if you’re physically active or it is hot outside. When you’re sweating, your body gets rid of more water than you take in (if you’re not drinking an appropriate amount of water), which can cause dehydration and hence digestive problems. Needs for water vary from person to person, but you can check if you’re drinking enough in your urine- if it’s clear or light-yellow, you’re well hydrated.