Indigestion

Eat Slowly to Help with Indigestion

Indigestion is a guaranteed way to ruin a good meal. Indigestion, usually end up with you feeling way full, and sometimes accompanied by chest pain or burning and bloating. The first step to preventing indigestion is to stop eating food that upsets your digestive system. Follow these straightforward steps.

Eat four or five small meals a dayYour digestive system prefers a marathon over a sprint. Long periods of hunger punctuated by huge meals can place a lot of stress on your stomach and intestines. By eating a limited amount constantly — and slowly — throughout the day, you allow your body more time to process the food. When you eat slowly, your system will feel less overwhelmed, and you can better gauge when you should stop. Your system usually takes some time between first ingesting food and feeling full, so staying slow can keep you from pushing yourself over the limit.

Watch what you eat

For some people, spicy food can cause both indigestion and heartburn. Your digestive system also has a hard time processing fatty foods, and carbonated beverages can aggravate your stomach acid. Caffeine, alcohol and smoking might make you feel good in some ways, but they may also set off indigestion. A healthy diet can also help control your weight, which plays a major role in indigestion. Excess weight places pressure on your abdomen and stomach, pushing acid into your esophagus. This rising acid causes painful acid reflux. To avoid discomfort, try to design a healthy daily diet.

Chill outEating in a relaxed environment can help your digestion. Even outside of meal times, general stress can aggravate indigestion. You can try yoga, deep breathing or listening to peaceful nature sounds. Every individual has his or her own favorite relaxation technique. The trick is to find the one that works for you. Lower stress will allow your body to feel more wholesome overall, and those good vibes may be just what your digestive system needs.

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