Keep the factory running smoothly

Our digestive system is responsible for breaking down what we eat – taking and distributing the nutrients we need, and eliminating those we don’t. The process is central to making sure our bodies get the fuel we need to function the right way.

When our digestive system is working the way it should, free from bloating, irregularity and gas, it’s easy to take for granted…until we eat something or skip a meal and it’s thrown out of balance.

So how do you keep things running smoothly? Taking out of the equation any auto-immune conditions, allergies or intolerances, it’s fairly easy.

Tips for healthy digestion

Our bodies love us back when we take the time to ensure we’re treating them well.
To keep your digestion healthy, here are a few tips:

  • Stay hydrated. You’ve heard this one a hundred times, but only because it works. Drinking too little water slows down your digestive system, so make sure you get enough each day.
  • Get moving. Another no-brainer, but something that’s incredibly important for boosting all the things our bodies are designed for, including digestion. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes.
  • Nourish the gut. It sounds strange, but your gut is filled with living bacteria that keep your system healthy. To make sure they’re in the right balance, nourish them by eating plenty of fibre and prebiotics, which you’ll find in various vegetables, legumes, and our own Active Balance cereal.
  • Know the enemy. Overeating is one of the main reasons people suffer from bloating and indigestion. But there are other culprits too, such as artificial sweeteners, sodium and starches. Cut back on these to help steer clear of that dreaded bloat.