February is the month of L.O.V.E.
As we celebrate those we love, let's also embrace that beautiful system that fuels or lives -- our digestive tract. We want you to
love your Honey ... and your tummy!
It's not that hard to do. Once you know your tummy type, you can take action to improve your digestive health. Below
are some tips to help reduce troublesome symptoms.
When snuggling up beside your sweetie, do you serenade with squeaky, smelling toots? To help reduce flatulence, try eating smaller and more frequent meals without increasing overall calorie intake. Don't forget to
have breakfast and avoid large meals late at night. The last meal should finish no later than 2 hours before bedtime.
Feeling like a giant hot air balloon ready to take flight? Not to worry. To help improve bloating, eat easily digestible carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, lettuce, bananas and grapes. Consider gradually introducing more fibre into your diet -- you should aim to consume about 20 to 30 grams of fibre from a mixture of vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains and every day.
Feel like your ability to poop has vanished? Constipation can make you feel that way. It is uncomfortable and a little nerve wracking. We can help you get things moving along. Be sure to drink plenty of water each day and decrease your intake of caffeinated, alcoholic, and sugar-rich or artificially sweetened beverages such as pop and fruit juice. Also, choose fruits rich in pectin, such as apples, strawberries, lychees or pears, to increase stool volume and ease passage.
If you want to feel glorious inside and out, try selecting lean meats such as chicken, turkey, lean cuts of beef, pork or lamb, try to eat fish 3 to 5 times a week, and practice a healthy lifestyle where you exercise regularly and do not smoke.
Show your tummy the love it deserves by following the suggestions on our Digestive Tips page today.