Read our seven simple tips to gut health and whilst you’re reading this, why not have a glass of water, your gut will feel the benefit....
Slowing down how quickly you eat and chewing each bite completely can help promote healthy digestion.
Chewing is the first step in digestion, so slow down, savour food and take some of the burden off your internal organs by letting your teeth and tongue play their part. Key digestive enzymes are released when you chew - taking your time AND chewing your food helps with the production of these enzymes and improves how you digest your food.
Eating smaller meals and aim to follow your hunger cues and eat smaller, more frequent meals thought the day, this makes it easier for your body to digest than larger volumes of food.
Try to limit late-night grazing as your gut is more active during the day and by giving your body a rest in the evening can help it function more efficiently when it’s active.
Combat and manage stress with relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation. This can help you control stress and this is important for your gut health.
This can be as simple as a 20 minute walk as exercise gets the blood moving and exercising regularly is a great way to support good gut health and overall health and wellbeing.
Loading up on water daily has a beneficial effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines and water can also promote the balance of good bacteria in the gut and keeps your brain in gear.
Keep well, Dr Clara Russell