Top Tips for Tummy Health
- Eat smaller and more frequent meals without increasing overall calorie intake. Don’t forget to have breakfast and avoid large meals at night. The last meal should finish no later than 2 hours before bedtime.
- Select lean meats such as skinless chicken, turkey, or lean cuts of beef, pork or lamb.
- Include more high fibre protein sources like legumes, plain nuts and seeds.
- Consume products that contain prebiotics and probiotics such as active culture yogurt, kefir, bananas, whole grain breads, asparagus, prebiotic and probiotic supplements.
- Include foods rich in fibre for optimal general health and function of the colon, you should aim to consume between 19 to 30 grams of fibre (depending on age) from a mixture of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains 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-richer artificially sweetened beverages such as pop and fruit juice
- Take your time when eating to chew food slowly and well
- Practice a healthy lifestyle exercise regularly and do not smoke
- Maintain a healthy body mass index: aim to achieve your ideal body weight
This resource is for information and education purposes only, not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional.