How to love your gut

How to love your gut

10 tips to boost your digestive comfort

What is digestive discomfort?
It’s talked about a lot in the media, but what exactly is digestive discomfort? It affects different people in different ways, but some of the most common symptoms include: feeling bloated, flatulence (farting), constipation, and a general feeling of heaviness.
Why do I have digestive discomfort?
There are lots of things that cause discomfort when you’re digesting food. Some of the most common amongst Australians are; eating very spicy or fatty food, not drinking enough water, and simply eating too much.

Here are simple tips to boost your digestive health:

1. Be a grazer, not a guzzler

Break your daily calories into smaller and more frequent (without
increasing overall calorie intake).

2. Fill up on more fibre

Whole grains, legumes, and five portions of fruit and vegetable.

3. Go fish

Eat fish 3 to 5 times a week.

4. Ease off on the grease

Reduce intake of foods high animal fat, greasy and fried foods.

5. Be pro(biotic)-active

Daily consumption of fermented dairy adds up to the good bacteria in
your gut.

6. Select lean meats

Such as white meat (chicken, turkey and rabbit), or lean cut of beef, pork, or lamb.

7. Stay hydrated

Fill up with 2 litres of water a day

8. Take it (in) slow

What’s the rush? Chew your food well to help break it down before it gets to your belly.

9. Get some fresh air

Practice a healthy lifestyle, get regular exercise

10. Weigh the benefits

Maintain a healthy body mass index

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