your di­etary dos and don’ts

Woman (UK) - - Eat Well, Feel Great -

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.

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