Festival season is here and so are the yummy delicacies. It’s a no-brainer that this is also the season when we often find ourselves battling a bloated tummy after gorging on those the delicious festive treats.
Ah! Not to forget the long binge hours over gallons of alcoholic beverages with friends.
If you are one of those who hesitate to go for that extra helping of mouth-watering mutton curry or the ever-popular poori-sabzi, we have got some good news for you!
To tackle bloated tummies and keep a healthy gut, experts suggest a magic drink.
Yes! A drink that can be easily made with ingredients available at home and keep you away from popping those “never-heard-of” pills.
So, this is what you need to do.
Mix a few slices of apple, ginger and cinnamon in water and sip through the day.
Benefits? Well, since apple is fibre rich, it aids digestion and promote bowl movements.
Ginger, packed with compounds such as gingerols and shogaols help relax the intestinal track and cinnamon, the natural diuretic, reduces inflammation and help release trapped gas.
Along with the “magic drink”, if you can adhere to these effective ways, well, we assure you digestive comfort during this festive time. Read on…
Savor Every Bite
Begin by adopting a slower pace at the dining table. Enjoying your meals at a leisurely pace and opting for smaller, more frequent servings. Portion control becomes key in navigating the tempting array of festive delights.
Mindful Eating Practices
Cultivate the art of mindful eating by chewing your food thoroughly. This mindful approach not only aids in digestion but also allows you to appreciate the flavours and textures of the festive fare.
Optimal Beverage Choices
When it comes to beverages, opt for those at room temperature, steering clear of extremely hot or cold drinks. This choice helps to soothe the digestive system, ensuring a more comfortable experience after indulging in festive delights.
Infuse your day with increased physical activity to counterbalance the festive feasting. Whether it’s a brisk walk, a dance session, or a quick workout routine, keeping your body in motion aids in digestion.
Be mindful of your food choices, steering clear of carbonated beverages, spicy dishes, and fried or fatty foods. Additionally, consider avoiding vegetables and legumes known for causing bloating, such as broccoli, cabbage, onions, and beans.
Watch for Sugar Substitutes
Exercise caution with foods containing sugar substitutes like sorbitol, mannitol, or maltitol, commonly found in low-carb or sugar-free options. These ingredients can contribute to bloating and discomfort.