Tips for a healthy stomach
Not knowing how to take care of your stomach can have consequences such as a bulging abdomen due to poor digestion, flatulence or poor body posture.
Here are some tips you can put into practice to take care of your stomach health and prevent serious ailments in the future.
1.-CHEW YOUR FOOD WELL
Chew your food enough per bite (up to 20 times each) so that your organs don’t have to break down large chunks of food and therefore can digest it more efficiently. This is the best thing you can do above anything else to improve your digestion.
2.-AVOID AIR INTAKE
Eating with the mouth closed prevents air from entering the mouth as well as poor digestion of the food eaten. Avoiding very hot foods is important as they produce steam in the stomach and this leads to abdominal distention.
3.-AVOID PROCESSED FOODS
Beware of processed foods or anything that is pickled, has sugar or has been altered or preserved in any way. These additives can cause very slow digestion.
4.-KNOWING HOW TO SIT WELL
Sitting with your back straight and your abdomen slightly contracted is a habit of great importance, because it not only prevents pain, but also helps to eliminate the bulging belly.
Fiber can be a double-edged sword, as it helps to regulate intestinal transit avoiding abdominal inflammation, but if ingested in large quantities and we are not used to do so, it can cause excessive flatulence, bloating and even diarrhea. Therefore, it is important to start including fiber little by little, for example, with whole grains in moderate amounts, raw but finely chopped or grated vegetables, cooked vegetables, raw fruits but well chewed peel.
Doing physical activity, at least 3 times a week on a regular basis, helps to regularize the intestinal transit and keep the digestive system in optimal conditions.
Try not to eat abundant foods rich in simple sugars or fats, is another simple tip that also favors the development of a flat abdomen and facilitates digestion and benefits your health. Milk is another food that can distend the abdomen because of lactose, for those who are intolerant, nothing better than to start incorporating lactose-free products and in tolerable amounts for each person. Pastry products, besides containing large amounts of sugar and fat, have gluten and yeast that slow digestion and generate gases, therefore, their ingestion should be moderate and occasional.
8.-PROMOTE GOOD DIGESTION
Drink plenty of water. Water helps flush toxins from the digestive tract and helps prevent constipation that slows digestion. Eating fruit on an empty stomach also helps, as it is digested faster than other foods.