Bring Your Tummy Back in Balance

If you suffer from more than one issue such as bloating, flatulence and/or constipation or diarrhea, your discomfort may need a little more attention. This discomfort could be caused by a number of issues but can often be improved with simple diet and lifestyle changes:

  • Keep a food diary or use the CDHF’s Gi BodyGuard app to identify foods that trigger your symptoms
  • Consume products that contain pre and probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, bananas, whole grain breads and honey
  • Limit difficult to digest carbohydrates like beans, pulses, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts
  • Drink plenty of water each day while decreasing your intake of caffeinated, alcoholic, and sugar-rich beverages such as pop and fruit juices
  • Avoid foods that are greasy, high in animal fat, and fried
  • Limit polyol-containing foods* (common polyols include maltitol, sorbitol, xylitol and isomalt)
  • Avoid overeating
  • Commit to a healthy lifestyle: exercise regularly, do not smoke, avoid stress, establish regular sleeping patterns and adopt good time management techniques

*Polyols are used as replacements for sugar as sweeteners in chewing gum, candy, ice cream, frozen desserts, baked goods, chocolate, fruit spreads, toothpaste, mouthwash, breath mints, cough syrup and cough drops.

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