What do people need to be careful about as far is their digestive system is concerned during the summer months, things to avoid and things to do.
It is rather common to suffer from a few digestive disorders because of common health conditions like diarrhea, dehydration etc. Focusing of your diet and nutrition a little more during the summer months may help avoid any kind of health issues during the season. Here are a few simple tips that can be followed to maintain a healthy appetite not only during the summer but throughout the year in order to have a healthy digestive system;
- Drink plenty of fluids
Drink water and plenty of other clear fluids to keep yourself hydrated at all times since the body loses a lot of fluids through sweat
- Consume food sensibly
It is always advisable to avoid excess quantities of fried, fatty and oily foods. During the summer months, consume foods that cool you stomach. For eg: yoghurt that contain probiotics that cool the stomach and provide relief from acidity. Include items like buttermilk, coconut water in you daily diet
- Include herbs in your meals
Herbs like parsley, coriander, ginger, fennel seeds etc. aid in digestion and are good to keep the digestive system healthy and functioning
- Avoid spicy food
Cut down on intake of extremely spicy food to avoid indigestion and gas problems
- Juicy Fruits and vegetables
Indulge in juicy foods like tomatoes, apples, cucumber, watermelon etc.
- Limit intake of caffeine
Excessive intake of caffeine irritates the stomach and causes ulcers, reflux and heartburn.
Consume a specialist if you experience any digestive difficulties like indigestion, acid reflux etc. Avoid keeping cooked food outside and consuming later on in the day since the weather tends to act as a breeding ground for bacteria. Eating freshly cooked food is advised to avoid any risk of infection or stomach troubles. Keep food refrigerated if cooked prior.
Aster Clinic, Muteena
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