Eat More Fibre
A high-fibre diet helps food to move more efficiently through your digestive tract, relieving problems with cramping or constipation. Aim to include plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables and legumes, all of which contain plenty of dietary fibre.
Choose Lean Meats
Protein helps to increase feelings of satiety and is essential for any healthy diet. However, particularly fatty meats can be uncomfortable to digest so instead choose lean meats including skinless chicken and turkey, and pork loin.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water helps your digestive system to dissolve soluble fibre and fats, so these substances pass through more easily.
Avoid Excess Caffeine, Alcohol and Smoking
Drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, or smoking can play havoc with your digestive system, potentially leading to heartburn and stomach ulcers.
Stick to a Regular Meal Time Schedule
Your digestive system can function more smoothly when you stick to a consistent schedule of mealtimes. Ideally, try to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and any snacks at approximately the same time each day.
Take Regular Exercise
When you exercise regularly, it helps to keep food moving smoothly through your body, avoiding problems with constipation and cramping. In fact, exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your digestive health.