Improve your digestion with these simple lifestyle changes.

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Don’t Eat Late
Many people are guilty of this habit, but it’s an important habit to evaluate. Eating late can be very bad for your digestive tract, because if you eat late, your body will think that it’s time to be awake for longer. Your body begins to get ready for rest when you don’t eat because rest periods signal your body to heal. If you have to also digest food, it would put undue stress on the body to be performing extra tasks that it’s not really designed to perform simultaneously.

Stick to A Meal Schedule
Now that you know how important it is to avoid eating late, it would be a good idea to get on a solid schedule that works for your body. Most people should avoid eating at least 3- 4 hours before bed, so you want to find a breakfast lunch and dinner that you the appropriate amount of time to be settled. Once you have a routine, your body will begin to expect certain events to take place at similar times each day, making your metabolism run more smoothly. Eating on a schedule 3x a day also gives your digestive system time to do it’s job—digest!

Eat More Probiotics
Probiotics like yogurt and kefir promote healthy colonies of good bacteria that help to digest foods, and send signals to the body and make sure that everything is working properly. If colonies of harmful bacteria become too strong then they can take over part of your body resulting in an infection. Probiotics contain live bacteria that also counteract the growth of harmful bacteria.

Keep Yourself Hydrated
One of the most important parts of digestion is hydration. In fact, without hydration, many systems in the body would cease to function entirely. Keeping hydrated means the efficient passage of vital information that keep your heart pumping, your stomach working, and your brain sharp. 

 

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