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What Keeps Your Digestive System Healthy

An upset stomach can throw your whole day into a loop. Whether you’ve got heartburn, gas, constipation, or bloating, it’s an uncomfortable feeling. A good healthy stomach means you’ll experience less inflammation and immune problems. Talk to your gastroenterologist about protecting your stomach from changes in stomach acid and gastrointestinal flora. 


You Are What You Eat

Changing your diet is a great way to keep your stomach in shape. You’re going to want to eat at least seven servings of fruits and veggies daily. It doesn’t matter what form they are in or how they’re cooked, they are rich in fiber and important chemicals. 


When you do eat grains, go for healthier options! Whole grains give you much more fiber per serving. 


Put a limit on how much meat you’re eating. Choose fish or poultry instead of red or processed meat. Smaller portions are also better. 


Pay attention to how much sugar and animal fats are in your meals. Try to replace them with foods rich with probiotics. These produce healthy bacteria that provide sustenance and fight off the bad bacteria. 


Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy Stomach

Like with all health issues, making changes to how you live your life is a great way to improve yourself. Your gastroenterologist recommends the following tips.


One of the first things you need to change is your sleep schedule. Not getting enough sleep is linked to certain digestive disorders, including obesity. Adults should aim to get eight hours a night. It’s also smart to try to keep a consistent sleep schedule. This keeps your internal clock running perfectly. 


Try getting more exercise every day. Even if it’s something as simple as taking a small ten-minute walk. Keeping your weight in a normal range guarantees healthy gut bacteria. 


Does your job stress you out? Or maybe overwhelmed at home? This can take a toll on your gastrointestinal health. Stress can lead to increased instances of heartburn. There are certain activities you can do to minimize your stress. 

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