Bloating, gas and heartburn—we’ve all experienced a time when our stomachs betrayed us. Digestive issues are a common problem, but that doesn’t mean that they are easy to deal with. And while popping an antacid does give us some relief, it isn’t a practical long-term solution. So if you’re looking for a way to easily deal with your acidity, read on.
1. Change your diet
Who doesn’t love a packet of wafers or a yummy serving of French fries? While they may taste great, they are probably the cause of your digestive issues. Packaged, processed and fatty foods are all culprits of indigestion. So cut them out of your diet and start making healthier food choices. Vegetables, lean meats, high fibre foods won’t cause your stomach to act up, while ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, and star anise work wonders to keep acidity at bay. An easy way to add these to your diet is to consume a cup of Gardner Street Light tea post every meal.
2. Stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of water works wonders on your digestive system. This is because water helps your body digest food better, while absorbing nutrients. Further increase your water intake by replacing your cups of chai with green tea. Try the aromatic Chinese Whispers or the deliciously tart and sweet Glow as a great-tasting and healthy replacement.
3. Make an eating schedule
One of the most effective ways to make sure that your digestive issues don’t come back is to ensure that you eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner at around the same time everyday. It is also important not to give a large gap in between each meal so make sure that you load up on some healthy snacks during the day. If you are the type to forget what time it is, set reminders on your phone so that you never miss out on food time!
4. Exercise often
Besides helping you shed those extra pounds, exercise is also important for your digestive system as it keeps food moving. Even if you can’t find the time to go to the gym regularly, small things like walking around the house and taking the stair instead of the elevator can go a long way to help your acidity.
5. Cut out bad habits
Excessive caffeine, smoking, binge drinking, stress and lack of sleep aren’t only bad for your overall health; they also interfere with your digestive system. If you are guilty of any of these habits, it’s time to make a change and cut them out of your life. Your body will thank you instantly.