Food should not only taste good, but it should also leave you feeling good throughout the day. If you’re left feeling a bit sluggish, blocked up or just downright uncomfortable after meals, it could be time to take a look at the foods you’re eating. A few simple changes to your diet can help soothe those tummy troubles and help you enjoy your meals again.
Fried food is low in fiber and high in fat. Unfortunately, this combo is a recipe for stomach upset, like diarrhea. Sticking to smaller portions of fried foods can help you enjoy them without the unpleasant side effects.
Artificial sweeteners- sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, xylitol
For some people, artificial sweeteners can contribute to abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Artificial sweeteners are common in ‘low calorie’ or ‘diet’ food and drink and are best avoided if they trigger any discomfort.
Alcohol can be irritating to the digestive tract and it may even reduce the diversity of helpful bacteria that live in your gut. Chronic, excessive alcohol use can lead to inflammation, organ damage, and nutrient deficiencies. Stick to alcohol in moderation. That’s one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.
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