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I have struggled with IBS for years but with these simple tips under my belt it doesn’t rear its ugly head :
1. TAKE PROBIOTICS
If you take a supplement make it Probiotics, they are packed full of good bacteria which restores the good bacteria in your gut.
I love BioKult.
Water nourishes the digestive tract and helps remove waste and toxins. Aim to drink 2 litres of filtered water per day.
Get a big bottle and put it on your desk so you drink it!
3. TAKE DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
These helps breakdown foods, they are like little teeth in your stomach. I often take these when I am feeling bloated.
4. EAT BITTER
Bitter veg like rocket, watercress and dandelion help stimulate the digestive system.
Add them into your salads or poached eggs break bowl.
5. NO RAW AFTER 4
Dont munch of raw carrots all day, raw veg is hard to breakdown. Have steamed, sautéed or roasted after 4 to make it easier to digest.
Keep your raw salads for lunch time and turn up the heat for dinner.
6. SIT DOWN TO EAT
This is the hardest…but essential. Try not to eat and tweet, chew your food and sit down to eat. It helps your body relax and gets into the state of rest, and diets so your body can absorb the food easily.
Turn off your phone when you eat and try to chew 15 times.
7. GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD
Meditation might not work for you but do something that makes you mindful. It might be yoga, walking, running or drawing. We spend some much time worrying and stressing, it’s time to relax. Our gut is so interconnected with our feelings “butterflies…that gut feeling” We need to focus on reducing stress to heal our digestion.
I love to do some deep belly breaths, this really works for me.
What are your top tips for stopping IBS? Comment below…