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5 Tips for a Sensitive Stomach

Posted by nutritionist 26/04/2019 0 Comment(s) gastrointestinal health,

Do you experience gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea regularly? If so, you may have a sensitive stomach.


Read on to find out what you can do to better manage your health condition, and when you should consult a doctor.  


1. Avoid foods which give rise to your digestive symptoms. Here is a list of foods that commonly irritate a sensitive stomach:


  • Spicy foods


  • Greasy fried foods


  • Garlic and onion


  • Gluten


  • Citrus fruits


  • Milk and dairy products  


  • Alcohol


  • Caffeinated beverages (e.g. coffee, tea and certain fizzy drinks)


2. Here are some examples of foods you can go for. They are generally more tolerable to individuals with sensitive stomachs:


  • Strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, honeydew


  • Cooked vegetables


  • Lean meat and fish


  • Easily digestible grains


3. Eat 5-6 small meals daily, rather than 3 large meals. Consuming a large portion can cause you to become bloated and result in indigestion.


4. Eat slower. When you eat too quickly, more gas will accumulate in your gastrointestinal tract. 


5. Drink up. Insufficient intake of water causes constipation as water is required to soften faeces and for proper bowel movements.


*Consult a doctor promptly if you experience symptoms like blood or pus in your faeces, constant or severe abdominal pain, diarrhea that persists for more than 2 days, fever and allergic reaction. These are telltale signs of a serious medical condition.




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