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Healthy Eating Tip: Take deep breaths before eating food

Healthy Eating Tip: Take deep breaths before eating food

Here is a simple and effective tip that can help you prevent acidity and eat mindfully.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Published : September 23, 2016 3:22 PM IST

Just as making the right food choices is the key to stay healthy, ensuring that you follow proper eating habits also goes a long way in keeping you fit. Tips like always having breakfast as it is the first meal of the day or always maintaining a gap of three four hours between to beat acidity, are well know. But did you know that doing yoga, pranayama, asanas and breathing exercises can help you to maintain a healthy gut and prevent acid reflux? Well, here s a simple tip that you need to follow if you are finding it difficult to deal with acidity and emotional eating. Also, read about tips on how to deal with emotional eating.

Luke Coutinho, Holistic Nutritionist and Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine expert, Mumbai, in his Facebook Live,said that taking three deep breaths just before having a meal not only aids in digestion but also prevents acidity and overeating. This is because, every time you take a deep breath, you inhale oxygen, which helps the body to maintain a right balance of acid and alkaline naturally. Take three deep breaths before eating as it floods the body with oxygen, which will inculcate the habit of mindful eating. You can even take one deep breath before having a spoonful of food as the body produces a better balance of acid when your body is rich in oxygen. It also prevents excess acid production. Here are 10 home remedies for acidity for quick relief!

In addition to this, make sure you increase your water intake as lack of water can produce fatigue and increase your risk of indigestion and stomach woes. Do you pop a pill or antacids every time you suffer from acidity? This will make your body immune to the medicine that you are taking and the next time you take the same medication, you might need a higher dose and you might need to take it at frequent intervals. Also, antacids can cause diarrhea (due to magnesium) or constipation (due to aluminium). Here are a few lifestyle changes you can make to manage acidity.

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