Keep yourself hydrated: Drinking a good amount of water helps in fighting 90% of the diseases and is an essential part of the digestive system. Fibre present in the body pulls water into the colon and helps the body in creating softer, bulkier stools. Increase fibre intake: Including elements in your diet that are high in fibre and rich in whole grains, vegetables, legumes and fruits can improve your digestive tract. Meals on time: One must set a particular time for any meal of the day. This makes the body set its own body clock for meals. If this clock is disturbed, one may develop acidity or constipation. Avoid fatty food: Fatty foods, generally, curb the digestive process. Limit coffee: Excessive intake of caffeine hampers the smooth functioning of the digestive system.
–Dr Kirti Chadha, Head of Global Reference Laboratories, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd