Tummy Problems

Tummy aches, constipation, gas and bloating can be all to common and are usually unexplainable.

Here are Three Simple Tips for better digestive health that the whole family can start doing today!

1. Drink plenty of water

You think, “But, I do drink water!”

Well, is it enough?

Headaches, feeling hungry all the time, hard or rocky poop {potty talk}, or constipation are not the only signs of not drinking enough water.

Your body may not be eliminating, cleansing and detoxing if it doesn't have enough water.

Plus, drinking water helps you lose weight. Bonus!

How Much Water Should You Drink?

To calculate how much water you should be drinking, calculate half of your body weight and drink that in ounces every day.

If you weigh 130 pounds

130/2 = 65

Drink 65 ounces of water a day

Best Times To Drink Water

Drink throughout the day, so that you don't ever have to confuse being hungry for just being thirsty.

But do limit drinking water with meals.

Try drinking no more than 8 ounces of water with meals, so that you don't flood your digestive enzymes with too much water and get bloated.

The fun science fact is that if you chew your food enough times, then you should not get thirsty at meal time.

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2. Eat a healthy diet rich in fiber and take supplements

Eating high fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, gluten-free whole grains and legumes (if tolerated) keeps food and nutrients moving through your digestive tract.

And I'm not talking the “fiber added” claims you see on cereals, crackers and other processed food.

Your body needs good old fashioned fiber that comes from REAL FOOD.

And for those times when you just can't get enough vegetables into your diet, then high quality (health professional grade) adult supplements like PaleoFiber and/or EssentiaGreens Powder can help.

Supplements can help boost a healthy digestive tract by taking a probiotic like this one for adults.  And this is the one I personally give to my kids.  (I get the best price for them here.)

Probiotics promote healthy gut flora and help us absorb the nutrients our body needs plus they help us flush out the toxins that our body shouldn't have.

An unhealthy gut can cause all of the above tummy problems.

3. Exercise.

Exercise keeps your digestive tract moving.

I know you can't always get to the gym (me neither), but try to MOVE in some way everyday.

Whether you park at the furthest parking spot, play freeze tag with your kids, or turn up the music and have a spontaneous dance party   …just MOVE.

The bonus health benefit of just MOVING your body is that you have fun and so do your kids!!!

What's one tip you'll start doing today for healthier digestion?

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Elaine De Santos

Wife & Mommy | Transformational Nutrition Coach | Lifestyle Entrepreneur at Family For Health
I am a wife who loves falling in love with her husband over and over again! I am a stay-at-home mommy to a sweet girl with a big heart and an energetic boy with a zest for life.

I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.

I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.

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