Digestive Help for the Holiday Season
All systems not a go!
We’ve all been there. Eating with our eyes first, and later feeling like we’ve just spent the last five hours playing a marathon of Super Mario Bros inside our stomachs.
You’ve passed the level of comfort and reached the point of wondering why you started in the first place.
Maintaining a healthy digestive system year round can be difficult for anyone. Maintaining it during the holiday season a is a whole nother game. Between the months of October and January, consuming more unhealthy fats, sugars, and extra holiday treats is the norm. Unfortunately, these eating habits lead to digestive issues including upset stomach, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, possible heartburn and acid reflux, and with over 200 over the counter remedies touting digestive support, finding the right one can be a struggle.
Over 100 million American’s suffer from digestive upset.
Over 100 million American’s suffer from digestive upset so you’re not alone. However, there are some preventative measures to take. Here’s some digestive help for the upcoming holidays.
Holiday Eating Tips
Follow these basic guidelines and prevent digestive problems over the holiday season.
- Maintain your daily fiber intake. You can do this through high-fiber grains or vegetables, fiber supplements, flax seed.
- Eat slowly. This allows your body to recognize when you’re full.
- Limit processed foods. Too many processed foods can cause “bad” bacteria and yeast growth inside your stomach. This extra bacteria and yeast collide with good bacteria and wreak havoc.
- Drink more water; limit soda and alcohol. Water keeps your digestive track on point.
- Keep yourself active. During the holiday season, it’s easy to be a couch potato. Try taking a social walk with your family to keep your digestive track active.
The best ways to combat your digestive health is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t take much to upset your internal balance and cause a stomach ache or minor indigestion.
Leveling Up your Supplemental Health
This supplement can provide your digestive system with the ability to maintain a healthier balance. It also aids in immune support.
Acidophilus supports a favorable environment for the absorption of nutrients, encourages intestinal microflora balance, and promotes the healthy functioning of the intestinal system.** Intestinal microflora imbalance may lead to inefficient digestion. Each capsule contains 20 billion active cultures from a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and B. lactis for advanced support.*
This supplement can provide relief towards an upset stomach and helps support a healthy digestive system. It can also help the feeling of nausea.
This natural supplement can aid in protein digestion, breaking down fats, and leveling blood sugars.
Don’t Forget to Power Up Your Vitamin Health
Essential vitamins such as vitamins A, B, C, and D are required for maintaining a healthy digestive system for life. Don’t forget to power up and keep yourself on point! Mix up a healthy winter smoothie the day after a holiday binge.
Vitamin A – aids in nourishing the mucosal tissues in the digestive tract enabling it to work at an optimal level.
Vitamin B’s – aids by helping the digestive system process protein, turn carbs into energy, and break down fats and alcohol.
Vitamin C – aids by producing collagen to repair and maintain the digestive tract, helps iron absorption, and may help protect against certain cancers.
Vitamin D – may help in protecting against diseases in the digestive system.
A healthy lifestyle will help preserve your digestive system year round which can help anyone during the holiday season. Having a balanced diet, regular exercise, and finding ways to limit your amount of daily stress will lead you in the right direction. Together with the right digestive supplements and vitamins your body will able to minimise the effects of holiday eating and revel in a more joyous outcome during the holiday season.
Tim McComsey is the founding owner of TRYM Fitness: Dallas’s Premier Personal Training and Nutrition Company, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian. He started TRYM Fitness in 2011 and has been growing successfully ever since! This is his 15th year in the fitness industry and his scope of work has broadened from being ambassador to Sunwarrior, a partner to Vitamin World, and a sponsored athlete to 361usa shoes and apparel. He also contributes to Men’s Fitness Magazine and Human Fit Project with video and content production. Through his years in the industry he has placed 1st in several fitness competitions including the 2013 Dallas Europa Men’s Physique. His passion is to empower both men and women to be the healthiest and most fit they can be using various platforms.