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5 tips to prevent digestive problems this summer

Written by Editorial Team | Published : May 30, 2019 3:58 PM IST



As the scorching heat beats down during the summer days, it brings a number of health problems with itself. When the temperature goes up, upset stomach, dehydration, heatstroke and low energy levels. The common problem faced by many in India during the sweltering heat is digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and gastroenteritis, a condition where your stomach gets inflamed. Abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting and bloating are the few prominent symptoms that comes along with this condition during summer. The scorching heat affects your immune system and your body’s capacity to digest food. However, there are some preventive measures that can help you keep digestion-related problems at bay this summer. These measures include a slight modification in your dietary regimen such as including foods rich in probiotics and working out regularly while avoiding dairy products and spicy foods. Here, we tell you about a few tips that you can follow in your daily routine to prevent the onset of digestive complications.



Drink plenty of water: This is no rocket science that when the temperature goes up, your body which is made up of around 60 per cent water starts to get dehydrated. Experts in the field recommend that you should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day to avoid dehydration. Also, water helps in breaking down of the food making digestion easier. Also Read - Pooping While Giving Birth? You Are Not Alone



Opt for probiotic-rich foods: Probiotic foods are loaded with bacteria that aids in the digestion process. The best source of probiotics during summer days is yogurt, it not only helps in digestion but also provides instant relief from diarrhoea.


Spicy Foods

Eating spicy foods right before bed can cause indigestion and trigger heartburn. Capsaicin, a compound found in spicy foods, may increase your body temperature, and interfere with your sleep.