Meals aren’t fun when you cap them off with bloating, heartburn or indigestion. The good news is: There are things you can do to get your tract back on track.
This month, we’ve put together a list of simple lifestyle changes that can ease your digestion naturally.
1. Tee up the mint tea
Peppermint tea has been used as a digestive remedy for centuries. It turns out our ancestors were on to something. Peppermint contains natural compounds that can help relax your digestive tract, easing the symptoms of gas, bloating and indigestion. So grab a cup, get that pinky up and sip your way to comfort!
2. Watch out for gas makers
If gas is an issue, try cutting back on gas-making foods like broccoli, beans, onions and apples. Pay attention to the result, mark down the ones that make a difference. Not all culprits are obvious, so it’s worth doing a little research before you start your experiment.
3. Favor fermented foods
Fermented foods like probiotic yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough and miso contain good bacteria that can help your gut do its job. Try working some of these into your diet to see if they quiet your insides.
4. Fill up on fiber
Fiber keeps your gut healthy by bulking up stool, absorbing water and feeding your good gut bacteria. Make sure you get plenty of fiber-rich foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains, lentils, oat bran and other tasty plant parts to keep everything moving along smoothly.
5. Ease up on deep-fried foods
Fatty foods take longer for your body to digest. If you notice you feel bloated or burning after rich meals, try going easy on the chips, burgers and other fatty fare. Your gut may just thank you.
6. Get the right supplements
Certain natural supplements like aloe, ginger root, apple pectin and chamomile can also ease you digestion. If you’re not sure you have the right blend in your Persona pack, book a free consult with one of our nutritionists. They’ll work with you one-one-one to get you on track.
Claire, a Michigan native, graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She’s passionate about food, yoga, volleyball and changing lives through nutrition.
As a Persona customer, you have unlimited free access to a team of qualified nutritionists just like Claire. Got questions about your supplements? Need to update your pack? Book a free consult today.
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