Tips For Better Gut Health Around The Holidays
Tis the season to be merry, as they say! But the holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year. The combination of large gatherings, the stress of gift buying, and significantly different eating habits can be rough on our bodies. During the holidays, there are many things you can do to protect your gut and support your health, without missing out on all the best parts of the holidays.
- Reduce Stress and Make Time for Movement - Know your body and how to cope with stressful situations. Your digestive tract is also a muscle. Stress tends to slow the digestive process, including some time to relax or using the Moment to Myself Gift Box from PRI, time to exercise, and a simple walk can avoid heartburn and indigestion.
- Hydrate - Drinking an adequate amount of water is necessary for flushing out our system, keeping our bodies balanced and can help to keep your digestive system hydrated and moving.
- Good Sleep - Sleep is a time to recover, get an adequate rest at least eight hours. Insufficient sleep can decrease the immune system, overall body and muscle functionality.
- Take Prebiotics and Probiotics - Prebiotics are also important for your gut health, these foods feed the healthy bacteria in the gut. Probiotics help restore and rebuild the healthy bacteria in your gut, essentially helping remove the impurities.
- Improve Digestive Symptoms - Try to remember this season can create gastric distress that are associated with symptoms of constipation, bloating and reflux. To keep your digestive health in line, keep your fiber on your plate, don’t forget the fruits and veggies and try to eat more slowly to help avoid extra stress on your digestive system. Experts say that taking Manuka Honey is a popular home remedy to relieve digestive issues, the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties can help heal and soothe digestion.
Your gut is the foundation of your health and finding a good balance is vital. During this time gut health is often neglected. The holiday season should be spent enjoying time with family and friends, not worrying about your upset stomach. Give yourself the gift of good gut health, so you can enjoy this magical time of the year! 🎄