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7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by michaelo2(m): 6:15pm On Sep 01, 2017
Digestive issues such as gas, bloating heartburn, nausea, constipation or diarrheoa can easily interfere with what should be one of life’s pleasures—sharing a meal with friends.


The truth is you have to eat in order to live, but when uncomfortable digestive issues arise, what normally should be a pleasurable occurrence for you can take a turn for the worse.

As time goes on, you end up with a stressed-out stomach looking for relief. I know, have been there.

A happy, well-functioning digestive system is fundamental to keeping you healthy and feeling good. Having a disturbing tummy can ruin the best of days for anyone.

By knowing certain tricks to stop (or at least really reduce) symptoms, you can avoid tummy fluctuations and begin to improve your digestion without even noticing you’ve made any important changes.

1. Reduce sugar and fat intake

Too many calories from sugary, fatty or fried foods are hard to digest. They can irritate your stomach by slowing down the process of digestion, creating a very full, uncomfortable feeling.

Excess sugar makes your blood sugar skyrocket, setting up an unhealthy process of too much sugar in the bloodstream and too much insulin being pumped out by the pancreas to compensate for the situation.

The excess of insulin also leads to extra storage of calories, contributing to weight gain.

Instead, take more fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

When eating meat, go for something lower in fat such as fish, poultry, lean beef and pork. Take olive oil instead of butter and margarine.

2. Fill up with water

Being adequately hydrated is key in the digestion process. Water helps speed up the transit time of food through the digestive tract, and prevents constipation by creating a softer, bulkier stool.

Aim for 9 to 13 cups of fluid each day, or enough until your urine appears clear.

Also, do not drink water in between meals, instead drink water before or after meals.

3. Move more

It’s easy to understand the benefits of exercise by noticing the changes in the appearance of your bodies on the outside, but keeping active also does wonders for you on the inside.

Physical activity is important for good digestive health. Constant exercise improves blood flow to all your organs, including the gastrointestinal tract.

This stimulates and tones muscles within your stomach and intestines, keeping contents moving quickly.

Aim for at least 30 minutes each day but you should avoid strenuous workouts right after eating.

4. Include probiotics

Do you know you have more bacteria in your digestive tracts than other cells in your bodies?

Maintaining a balance between good and bad bacteria can sometimes be tricky, and when the bad bacteria dominates, you will certainly feel it with a dysfunctional digestive system.

Aiding your good bacteria with food sources containing probiotics are usually the best way to get your gut bacteria in balance. Try integrating yogurt into your daily diet.

5. Slow down when eating

Your digestive system doesn’t like to be rushed, if you in a hurry and also hungry, drink water it will satisfy you that moment.

Taking your time when eating a snack or meal gives the stomach the chance to easily digest and absorb the nutrients within the food.

This also aids your body and brain to give you the signal of when you are satisfied.

Turn off the TV and resist looking at your computer or smartphone while eating— if you are distracted, you tend to eat more food than when they put the focus just on eating.

6. Consume more fiber

For a substance that really doesn’t get absorbed in our digestive system, it’s surprising how much healthy digestion relies on fiber to keep things running smooth.

Fiber comes in two types—soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, helping you slow down digestion and absorption, making you feel fuller for longer.

It also slows down the amount of glucose entering into your boodstream, keeping blood sugar levels at a more balance level.

Insoluble fiber passes through unabsorbed, but it attracts water to it in the colon creating a softer, bulkier, easier-to-pass bowel movement, reducing constipation and pain.


7. Achieve and keep a healthy body weight

A healthy body weight is associated with fewer symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

This disease allows contents from the stomach to flow backwards into the esophagus due to a weak valve that doesn’t close completely between the stomach and esophagus.

The strong stomach acid backs up into the esophagus causing unpleasant symptoms of pain, burning and irritation of the lining of the unprotected esophagus.

Losing excess weight reduces the pressure and can help avoid heartburn and other kind of discomfort.

In conclusion, how fast our food moves starting from when we eat to the time it leaves our body, has a substantial impact on our gut health.

The longer food stays in our digestive tract, the more harmful bacteria degradation products are created.

A shorter transit time means a healthier digestive system.

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by Eldinot4(m): 9:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
FTC after how many years grin i will trek to aso rock if i get 100likes.

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by KendrickAyomide: 9:03pm On Sep 01, 2017
ok, thank you. you are welcome
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by Nobody: 9:03pm On Sep 01, 2017
good one.

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by Nobody: 9:03pm On Sep 01, 2017
Mtcheeew
No be wetin u see u go chop?

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by Nobody: 9:03pm On Sep 01, 2017
Educative
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by doubler(m): 9:05pm On Sep 01, 2017
Hmmmmm...work in Nigeria brewer and drink more beer
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by Etizz: 9:05pm On Sep 01, 2017
Good at my age though angry
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by KevinDein: 9:08pm On Sep 01, 2017
Nice one.
The importance of fibre-rich foods life fruits, vegetables, whole grains etc can't be over emphasized. Eating fast isn't healthy; it can lead to indigestion and excessive farting cheesy

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by xpressng(m): 9:11pm On Sep 01, 2017
good
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by omoadeleye(m): 9:11pm On Sep 01, 2017
Etizz:
Good at my age though angry



You be six years old?
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by internationalman(m): 9:12pm On Sep 01, 2017
The importance of drinking enough water can never b overemphasized in any health related issues...
Water really indeed doesn't have enemy
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by leofab(f): 9:14pm On Sep 01, 2017
Hmm
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by eleojo23: 9:16pm On Sep 01, 2017
Well, I naturally drink water a lot.
I could finish the big bottled water for no reason...just sipping it gradually as if it is some kind of fruit juice...cheesy

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by jericco1(m): 9:16pm On Sep 01, 2017
I want to add weight
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by youngds: 9:17pm On Sep 01, 2017
Eldinot4:
FTC after how many years grin i will trek to aso rock if i get 100likes.

I just started your journey, hope you'll keep to your words
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by jonili(m): 9:17pm On Sep 01, 2017
hmmm
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by VickyRotex(f): 9:21pm On Sep 01, 2017
Thanks Op! Very Informative! cool
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by grafitti(m): 9:35pm On Sep 01, 2017
Eldinot4:
FTC after how many years grin i will trek to aso rock if i get 100likes.

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by THEconqueror: 9:46pm On Sep 01, 2017
internationalman:
The important of drinking enough water can never b overemphasized in every health related issues...
Water really indeed doesn't have enemy


Tell that to people in markudi
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by sunkieisland(m): 9:47pm On Sep 01, 2017
I dey chop my dinner and

Write this comment as I dey eat



If you see me............




My digestive system is 10/10
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 10:01pm On Sep 01, 2017
Eldinot4:
FTC after how many years grin i will trek to aso rock if i get 100likes.
cheesy
I trust N'lers to make your dream come true. They are actually good at helping people(like you)
realise such dreams. Your likes will exceed 100 trust me, that way you'd have enough trekking to do cheesy
Good luck with your trekking grin

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by IMASTEX: 10:02pm On Sep 01, 2017
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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by YOUNGKAHUNA: 10:04pm On Sep 01, 2017
The only food that never gets to digest in my system is Yam.
Constipation, stomach upset, belching and purging follows after a yam meal

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 10:05pm On Sep 01, 2017
Very informative.
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by TiffanyJ(f): 10:18pm On Sep 01, 2017
Op forgot to add that lying down immediately after eating is very wrong. After every meal, wait for at least two hours before you lie down. It aids in digestion.

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by otusnora(f): 10:39pm On Sep 01, 2017
thanks. But my dear friends, doctors in the house, cld everything b ok wt me? For lik a week now if nt more, i hv been having very noisy stomach, rumbling n gurgling so loudly. I discussed wt a Doc earlier n he sed it ws my intestines working bt I think it hs gone beyond normal, whether I hv eaten or nt, its so embarrassing n discomforting, no pains sha. I'm so bothered. Pls sorry for the bother. God bless.
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by petishegzy(m): 12:03am On Sep 02, 2017
ADENIKETINA2015:

cheesy
I trust N'lers to make your dream come true. They are actually good at helping people(like you)
realise such dreams. Your likes will exceed 100 trust me, that way you'd have enough trekking to do cheesy
Good luck with your trekking grin

Lol..I jst added a portion 2 his misery too
I hope he fulfil his promise

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by petishegzy(m): 12:10am On Sep 02, 2017
otusnora:
thanks. But my dear friends, doctors in the house, cld everything b ok wt me? For lik a week now if nt more, i hv been having very noisy stomach, rumbling n gurgling so loudly. I discussed wt a Doc earlier n he sed it ws my intestines working bt I think it hs gone beyond normal, whether I hv eaten or nt, its so embarrassing n discomforting, no pains sha. I'm so bothered. Pls sorry for the bother. God bless.
Same thing here oh,but drink more water..You'll be fine

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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by spartoo: 12:15am On Sep 02, 2017
YOUNGKAHUNA:
The only food that never gets to digest in my system is Yam.

Constipation, stomach upset, belching and purging follows after a yam meal

Lol... Only you.
As for me the only food that never digests in my system is nothing..

My stomach accepts everything
Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by rjek: 5:22am On Sep 02, 2017
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Re: 7 Easy Ways To Get Yourself A Healthy Digestive System by Gravas(m): 7:06am On Sep 02, 2017
Thanks op.

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