Dietary tips to avoid indigestion this festive season  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: The festive season has just begun in India, which means that your fitness regime can go for a toss, resulting in weight gain, if not planned properly, especially when it comes to your eating habit. Bhai Dooj, a festival that celebrates the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters, comes just after Diwali. This year, the pious festival falls on November 9.
No celebration in India is complete without sweets and traditional dishes. But when you go overboard on fried foods and sweets, it can take a toll on your digestive health. This can result in bloating, constipation and other digestive problems. Here are a few dietary tips to improve your digestion and help you stay healthy and slim during the festive season. Read – Green detox smoothie for weight loss: Get rid of your festive weight and belly fat in 1 day without exercise
Choose food wisely
It’s important to choose the right foods if you want to ensure proper functioning of your intestines. Opt for steamed, boiled and roasted food items instead of deep-fried stuff. You could also choose foods that are made using healthy ingredients, such as fruits, veggies and nuts. Include fibre-rich salad, raita, and probiotics like curd, buttermilk in your meals to maintain your digestive system. Adding a high-fibre diet can also help you prevent or treat various digestive conditions, such as haemorrhoids, and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Opt for lean meats
While protein is an essential part of a healthful diet, the fact is that fatty cuts of meat can lead to uncomfortable digestion. Therefore, if you are a non-vegetarian, choose lean cuts, such as skinless poultry, when you eat meat. Read – Five Ayurvedic tips to improve digestion and keep constipation at bay this summer
Practice portion control
Often health experts recommend regulating your portion size so that you don’t overeat sweets or fried foods. Ensure that you eat in a smaller plate which will help you prevent you from binge eating and avoid digestive issues. While you eat all foods in moderation, make sure that you have small and frequent meals to help prevent overeating. Portion control also plays a key role in maintaining a healthy weight.
Drinking plenty of water is crucial to stay hydrated and keep your digestive health on track. Drinking enough water can help increase your satiety, suppress your hunger and can prevent overeating, which may aid weight loss. Water also helps eliminate toxins from your system and keep your body clean.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.