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Tips for better digestive health

Your lifestyle and your choice of foods can affect the way your body digests what you eat.

Drinking water, adding fibre, and exercising can all help contribute to better digestive health.

In addition to making good dietary choices, eating on a regular schedule, staying hydrated, and getting enough exercise are all factors that can help maintain healthy digestion.

Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into the nutrients your body needs. If you neglect your digestive health, your body may run into problems absorbing those nutrients.

Start with these tips:

  • Gradually introduce added fibre to your diet
  • Exercise more regularly
  • Find ways to relax
  • Manage your medications

If you want to prevent symptoms such as bloating, belches, heartburn or even constipation, or if you have any digestive symptoms that are severe or won’t go away, see your doctor or local community pharmacist.

You can also try these:

  • Tap into plant power. Plant foods have fibre.
  • Go for high-fibre foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans and lentils.

Start slowly. As you gradually add fibre to your diet, also increase the amount of water you drink. Water is fibre’s best friend. Fibre soaks it up.


General information only, contact your health practitioner for your own circumstances

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