How to improve digestion in summer
- Eat light meals frequently instead of heavy meals.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
- Avoid spicy and hard foods to improve digestion.
- Eat more of easy to digest fruits and vegetables.
It's common to have digestion related problems in summer. Most people either end up eating less and napping more during summer season or they suffer from problems such as dehydration or diarrhea which makes it even more difficult for them to deal with the summer's heat. Your lifestyle in summer has to say a lot in why you tend to eat less and drink more in summer. Therefore, it’s crucial that you focus more on your diet and how often you eat including the portion size to avoid poor digestion in summer.
It's crucial for your health to keep your digestion on the right track. Here are some tips to prevent digestive problems in summer.
Since the digestive system becomes sensitive in summer, one should prevent eating more in summer. You should, however, not reduce your appetite. All you need to do is avoid heavy meals. It is best to eat smaller meals at short intervals as it goes easy on your digestive system and keeps you from feeling hungry as well. Switch to green vegetables and fresh juicy fruits that are easy to digest. These foods will also help you stay hydrated for long.
Many people don’t feel like eating much during summer because the digestive problems and heat spoil their mood completely. However, you need to make sure you are getting enough fluids during the hot weather. Keep drinking fluids, especially water, throughout the day. But make sure you don’t gulp glass after glass as it may cause you to swallow air leading to bloating and gas. Just drink sensibly!
Yogurt satisfies growling tummy
Yogurt is packed with protein that satisfies your growling tummy. It gives you probiotics, bacteria that makes your digestive process better. Consumption of yogurt helps solve many stomach problems and provides relief from dysentery.
Herbs are good for digestion
Certain herbs such as coriander, fennel seeds, cilantro and ginger are considered good for digestion. Try these herbs during summer to improve your digestive capabilities. These herbs absorb gases, reduce stress and help blood flow to the digestive system.
Avoid spicy and fried food
If want to keep gas problems and indigestion at bay, you need to reduce your intake of spicy and fried foods.
Eat more fruits that support digestion
Foods such as pineapple and papaya can help you with a troubled digestion in summer.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Apr 16, 2015
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