STOP IN­DI­GES­TION IN ITS TRACKS

Good Health Choices - - Be Nourished -

THE MAIN CUL­PRITS

In­di­ges­tion is the re­sult of eat­ing too much, which stretches the stom­ach, or by hav­ing an empty stom­ach, where there is too much acid and no food to buf­fer it.

TAC­TICS TO WARD IT OFF

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Eat slowly and reg­u­larly: It takes 20 min­utes for you to re­alise your body is full, so take your time be­fore say­ing yes to dessert. »

Set lim­its: In­stead of al­low­ing your­self to lose track of, say, how much choco­late you’re eat­ing, take a cou­ple of pieces, and agree that’s your lot for the day.

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Choose wisely: Limit fatty foods as they stay in your stom­ach longer. Eat mind­fully; no­tice what you’re eat­ing. The same with wine; set a limit ei­ther by glass, de­cid­ing you’ll only drink with your meal, or choos­ing a spritzer in­stead.

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Quick fix: Have sor­bet! Cold wa­ter and ice help empty your stom­ach more quickly so a sor­bet can of­fer fast re­lief. Most over-the­counter heart­burn reme­dies can also help. Also anti-sick­ness and mo­tion-sick­ness pills can help move food out of your stom­ach more ef­fi­ciently.

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