your dietary dos and don’ts
Do Eat low-fat foods
high-fat foods can take longer to digest and leave the stomach, which causes more stomach acid to build up.
Do Keep a good balance...
…of starchy foods, vegetables and lean protein – all help stimulate the gallbladder to produce more bile. bile aids digestion.
Do Eat oily fish every week
it contains omega-3 fatty acids that can tackle inflammation, which contributes to indigestion.
Don’t Binge on chocolate, alcohol or fizzy drinks
these relax the sphincter muscle that acts as a valve between the stomach and oesophagus, encouraging reflux.
Don’t Snack on raw veggies
they can be difficult to digest, so stick to cooked vegetables and introduce raw ones slowly.
Don’t Include beans, lentils and pulses in meals especially if you’re not used to them, as they encourage bloating, which makes indigestion worse.