Here are our 5 top tips:
1. Follow a healthy, balanced diet
Fatty, fried foods are difficult for your stomach to digest, often leading to stomach aches and heartburn. Give your stomach a break by avoiding greasy food and instead eating lean meat or fish, as well as hearty helpings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
2. Do not binge drink
There are many health consequences of binge drinking, but when it comes to your gut, excess acid production is a major problem. This doesn’t just cause heartburn but can worsen other tummy problems, such as IBS.
3. Eat properly
Eating well doesn’t just mean following a healthy, balanced diet. It also means not rushing when you eat, chewing properly, avoiding excessively large meals and sticking to a regular meal routine, which should include not eating for at least 2 hours before bedtime.
4. Quit smoking
Smoking relaxes certain muscles that prevent acid from your stomach from rising up into your gullet. It, consequently, increases your risk of acid reflux. Given the many other health hazards of smoking, it is best to quit. You can ask your GP about local services to help you stop smoking.
4. Reduce your stress levels
Although easier said than done, reducing your stress levels can ease a host of tummy symptoms, such as constipation, diarrhoea and bloating. By lowering your stress levels, you reduce your risk of conditions such as IBS and stomach ulcers too.
Follow these tips and you won’t just enjoy better gut health but also improved general health and wellbeing. Why? Because your gut health affects your immune system and energy levels, which has an impact on the rest of your body.
If you would like to learn more about how your gut health affects your overall well being, talk to Amanda Azzopardi during a free consultation. Call Amanda Azzopardi Aesthetics on 07444 938 248 or 0151 558 0742, or get in touch here.