Reduce alcohol consumption: Moderate drinking won’t hurt your digestive system, but binge drinking increases acid production in your stomach and can cause heartburn and aggravate other digestive disorders
- Don’t rush your food
- Don’t overeat
- Eat regularly and try not to skip meals.
- Avoid eating a big meal just before you go to bed.
- Make sure you have plenty to drink.
Take a healthy diet: Take a high fiber diet with lots of fruits and green vegetables which are easily digested and also help clean up the stomach. Prefer whole grains and lean meat for healthy digestion. Yogurt and bananas are also good for the stomach.
Stop smoking: Smoking causes reflux which in turn can cause the symptoms of heartburn and can bring on or aggravate peptic ulcers and inflammatory conditions of the bowel. Smoking is also an important risk factor for stomach cancer
Don’t take stress: Stress generally slows down digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation, while in others it speeds it up causing diarrhea and frequent trips to the toilet. Some people lose their appetite completely.