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Tips To Prevent Summer Digestive Problems

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Summer Digestive Problems
Digestive problems are obvious during summer. Few people's appetite decreases during summer season or they suffer from dehydration or diarrhea which makes it difficult to deal with digestive problems. During summer having oily and too spicy food leads to indigestion and other stomach problems. To deal with summer (seasonal) digestive problems, here are simple tips to improve digestion.

5 tips to prevent summer digestive problems:

Eat Less: To prevent summer digestive problems, avoid eating more. As the digestive system becomes sensitive, it is best to eat less. Eating too much can affect digestion so prefer eating smaller meals at short intervals. This keeps digestion easy and doesn't make you hungry also. Prefer eating green vegetables and fresh fruits which are juicy and are easy to digest. These foods also keep you hydrated.

Drink more: Many people don't feel like eating much during summer. This is because digestive problems and heat spoils the mood completely. During summer, you always have the urge to have cold beverages especially juice and cold drinks. Have fruit juices and smoothies to stay fit and active. Due to sweat, your body loses a lot of water so have lots of water to stay hydrated and avoid water retention.

Avoid spicy food: Stomach inflammation during summer is common. So, avoid spicy food in the summer diet. This prevents stomach inflammation which is caused to due to a weak spleen. Have beans, lotus root and carrots to dispel pathogenic heat and strengthen the spleen and stomach

Juicy food: Include juicy foods such as tomatoes, apples, pears, watermelon, cucumber, sweet potatoes, white gourd and yam.

Use digestive spices/herbs: To improve digestion and prevent summer digestive problems, have spices or herbs. Coriander, fenugreek, fennel seeds, cardamom, cilantro, cumin, ginger and parsley in your summer diet.

To improve digestive functioning and prevent stomach problems, follow these tips.

Read more about: summer health, healthy diet
Story first published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 15:01 [IST]
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