Bring Your Tummy Back in Balance

Your tummy is in great working order but things can change as we age and with the lifestyle choices we make, so take a quick look at these top tips to keep your digestive tract in great working order.

  • Eat smaller and more frequent meals without increasing overall calorie intake. Don’t forget to have breakfast and avoid large meals late at night. The last meal should finish no later than 2 hours before bedtime
  • Select lean meats such as chicken, turkey, or lean cuts of beef, pork, or lamb
  • Try to eat fish 3 to 5 times a week
  • Consume products that contain pre and probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, bananas, whole grain breads and honey
  • Include foods rich in fibre: For optimal general health and function of the colon, you should aim to consume about 20 to 30 grams of fibre from a mixture of fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains and every day
  • Avoid foods that are greasy, high in animal fat, and fried
  • Drink plenty of water each day while decreasing your intake of caffeinated, alcoholic, and sugar-rich beverages such as pop and fruit juices
  • Take your time when eating to chew food slowly and well
  • Maintain a healthy body mass index: aim to achieve your ideal body weight
  • Commit to a healthy lifestyle: exercise regularly, do not smoke, avoid stress, establish regular sleeping patterns and adopt good time management techniques
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