Say Yes To Water, No To Coffee: How To Keep Your Stomach Healthy This Summer
Summer brings along various digestive issues. Not only do the high temperatures make us sweat more, they also reduce our immunity, so make sure you eat properly this season.
Kirti Chadha, Head of Global Reference laboratories, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. says, "Summer brings a majority of digestion related illnesses. Considering the rise in temperature every year, it is very important to manage our food habits to avoid stomach illnesses."
Here are a few tips by Chadha to keep your stomach healthy this summer:
The Original Magic Potion
Keep yourself well-hydrated, always, as this helps in fighting 90 per cent of the diseases.
Fiber present in the body pulls water into the colon and helps the body in creating softer, bulkier stools. This makes the passage of the stools easier without causing fissures or piles.
Not Your Cuppa
Limit your intake of caffeine as it can give rise to trouble with the smooth functioning of your digestive system, and lead to problems like stomach ulcers, acidity, and heartburn.
Colours Of The Season
It is vital to increase fiber intake during the summer months. Including foods that are rich in fiber like whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits can improve your digestive tract. A high-fiber diet helps in avoiding constipation which is a leading cause of fissure.
Junk The Junk
'Tis the season to avoid fatty food. Oily, fried food negatively affects the digestive process, hence it is best to stay off junk food during summer.