The summer season has set in with all its heat and brightness. Though it is the ideal time to relish the sandy beaches and seasonal fruits, it can also bring along a host of digestive issues.
As the temperature rises, our digestive system becomes slower and weaker, which may give rise to numerous gastrointestinal disorders including acidity, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome. These disorders are usually accompanied by symptoms such as gas, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, etc.
In order to reap the full benefits of the summer season, it is imperative that you keep your stomach happy and healthy. Here are some tips that can help you ensure proper functioning of your digestive system.
1. Stay away from spicy and fried foods
Eating spicy and fried foods can increase the risk of acidity or heartburn, resulting in stomach inflammation. Therefore, avoid spicy and fried foods as much as you can. However, in case you still experience symptoms like acidity or heartburn, you can take natural medications like Gas-O-Fast tablets to get instant relief from acidity.
2. Consume fruits and green vegetables
Include fresh fruits and green vegetables such as pears, apples, watermelon, and cucumber in your dietary pattern. Also, eat salads with carrots, tomatoes, and onions to keep your stomach healthy.
3. Always eat at the right time
It is always advised by health experts to eat food when your digestive fire is at its highest peak i.e. during lunch (mid-day). Skipping your lunch during summers may not only upset your stomach but it can also make you feel irritated and cranky.
4. Stay hydrated
Drinking adequate water is the key to a healthy digestive system. This is because the fibre present in the body draws water into the large intestine to create softer, bulkier stools. This helps in keeping conditions like fissures or piles at bay. Therefore, make sure you drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.
5. Limit the consumption of coffee
Excessive consumption of caffeine may disrupt the functioning of the digestive system, leading to stomach ulcers, acidity and heartburn. In order to avoid such situations, you should limit your consumption of coffee to a minimum.
6. Take probiotic-rich foods
Increase your consumption of probiotic foods such as yogurt, kefir, etc. as these foods are rich in proteins and bacteria and can help make digestion easier and better.
7. Use digestive spices and herbs
In order to improve your digestion during summers, you should prepare your meals with digestive herbs and spices such as coriander, fennel seeds, fenugreek, cumin, cardamom, ginger and parsley.
8. Exercise regularly
Regular exercises such as walking, running, and yoga can be beneficial for keeping all kinds of digestive problems at bay.
As the summer season comes as a relief from the low temperatures and chilly winds of the winter season, don't let digestive problems ruin your chance of enjoying the season. Follow the above-mentioned tips to keep your digestive system stronger and healthier.
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