How to avoid Indigestion
Rich food, late nights and stress all play havoc with our digestive systems
FARZANA AHMED

Former Nutritionist & Dietitian
Food, Diet & Weight management
Labaid Specilized Hospital

Dhaka, Bangladesh

I am Dietitian & Nutrition Specialist Farzana Ahmed from Bangladesh & former Nutrionist and Dietitan specialist at Labaid Specialized Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

If you are overweight or underweight, want to gain or lose some weight, suffering from any medical condition like diabetes or kidney disease and want to keep them under control, you may make an appointement with me on any day except Friday between 5:00pm to 09:00pm and follow my dietary plan.

The majority of the time we never give our digestive systems a second thought. It’s only when we suffer indigestion or uncomfortable bloating that we sit up and take notice. Yet our digestion is a remarkable part of the body. Take, for example, your digestive tract. It’s about 9 metres long – that’s the length of a double decker bus!

But don’t be fooled – this doesn’t mean you can abuse your digestive system because it also plays a huge part in your wellbeing. It has been dubbed our ‘second brain’, as there’s more to it than simply breaking down and absorbing the food we eat.

Scientists have discovered the cells that line the gut are similar to those that form our central nervous system which is why you might feel ‘butterflies’ when you’re nervous, and why the state of your gut can influence the illnesses you get, and even the mood you’re in.  So if you treat your gut with respect, you can expect to feel better.

My advice would be : -
  • Focus on your food...Sit down and chew throughly. Give yourselt 20 minutes before doing anything else. Don't lie in bed immediately after finished eating.
  • Try to identify which foods gives you trouble and avoid those foods. For example: spicy foods, caffeine
  • Eat regularly, eat little and eat often. Take 5 small meals in a day instead of 3 large meals. (Example: breakfast, lunch & dinner makes 3 meals)
  • Dont take any tension during eating. Take a walk after lunch and dinner if you can. It may help lose weight and keep blood sugar under control if you have diabetes.
Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.
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