Digestion is how we can cycle out the foods and liquids we consume on a daily basis. It’s how we absorb the nutrients and vitamins in our foods that help us function each day. It helps us make the most of the foods we eat, and a healthy digestive system can support the rest of the organs in our body. Poor digestion can be uncomfortable and even painful, which is why it’s important to take care of our digestive systems the best we can.
What tips and tricks can help improve digestion?
- Eat foods high in fiber — Fiber in food helps soften the stool, helps make digestion easier, and helps to pass the stool when it’s time to use the restroom. Fiber can help move your food through the digestive system quicker and even help your body work through blockages of stool when constipated.
- Get plenty of movement in each day — One of the best ways you can get your digestive system moving is to get your body moving! Regular exercise, even low-intensity exercise like walking and swimming, can work wonders for the digestive system. Ever been constipated and desperate to pass a bowel movement quickly? Just go for a walk! Physical activity is known to stimulate the muscles in the intestines, moving the stool in our bodies through more efficiently.
- Eat more vegetables and fruits — Eating healthy foods like fruits and veggies are better for your body to absorb; not only this, but they also are easier for your body to digest and pass through the digestive system with little issue.
Don’t hesitate to contact Digestive Health Institute with further questions about what you can do to help your digestion
Still wondering what other things might be reasons to see a gastrointestinal specialist? If you are not sure why you might need one, you are looking for more information or you have other digestive health questions, please don’t wait to reach out to one of our team members for help. Our team of GI specialists has the training and experience to answer your burning questions. They can also help you find the most effective treatments for your conditions and for other common GI issues.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.