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6 Simple and Effective Tips To Improve Digestion & Boost Your Immune System

6 Simple and Effective Tips To Improve Digestion & Boost Your Immune System

By Viroon on 24 Apr 2020
Senior Creative Editor

Do you experience occasional digestive symptoms such as upset stomach, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhoea? An upset stomach can turn a normal day into a rough one. You may wonder, was it the instant noodles you ate late at night or something more serious?


Fortunately, diet and lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on your digestive system and directly impacts your immune health, and vice versa. By taking steps to improve your digestive health, you'll help your digestive system to function more efficiently, improving your overall health and sense of well-being.

Scroll down and try these 6 tips to improve your digestion and boost your immune system!

#1 Eat A High-fibre Diet

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Consuming a diet that's high in fibre and rich in whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits can improve your digestive health. As a high-fibre balanced diet helps to keep food moving through the digestive tract while helping you maintain a healthy weight.


And try to avoid processed food.

#2 Incorporate Probiotics Into Your Diet

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Probiotics are the same kind of healthy bacteria naturally present in your digestive tract. They help keep the body healthy by combating the effects of a poor diet, antibiotics, and stress. Also, probiotics can enhance nutrient absorption, may help break down lactose, strengthen your immune system, and possibly even help treat irritable bowel syndrome.

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For optimal digestive health, try taking BRAND’S® Pre+Probiotics PLUS to help you to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. You can easily consume it directly from sachet or dissolve in cold or room temperature water to drink. Click here to find out more.

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Another popular probiotic you can consume to maintain a healthy digestive system is MARIGOLD’s Low Fat and Non Fat Yoghurts! Packed with probiotics goodness, MARIGOLD Yoghurt is a delicious and nutritious treat for the whole family. Even those with mild-lactose intolerance are able to enjoy the wholesome flavours with peace of mind. Click here to take a look at the range of flavours available!


#3 Stay Hydrated

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Low fluid intake is a common cause of constipation. Drinking plenty of water is good for your digestive health as it helps to create softer, bulkier stools, allowing them to pass through more easily. You can try to include fruits and vegetables that are high in water, such as cucumber, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, melons, strawberries, grapefruit and peaches to help you to meet your fluid intake.

#4 Skip Bad Habits

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Smoking, excessive caffeine, and alcohol.

All the above can interfere with the functioning of your digestive system, and lead to problems like stomach ulcers and heartburn. So, avoid unhealthy consumption of such things to maintain a healthy digestive system.

#5 Exercise Regularly


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Regular exercise helps to keep foods moving through your digestive system and reduce constipation. Exercise can also help you maintain a healthy weight, which is good for your digestive health. Make it a point to make time for exercise in your weekly schedule. A simple brisk walk can also help to improve your immune system.

#6 Manage Stress

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Especially during the circuit breaker period, you tend to overthink and add stress to yourself. Too much stress or anxiety can cause your digestive system to go into overdrive and create havoc. Find stress-reducing activities that you enjoy and practise them regularly. Try to do meditation for about 10 minutes a day. As this will help to reduce your day to day stress, also rewire your brain for a more confident outlook on life.

Your lifestyle and your choice of foods can affect the way your body digests what you eat. If you neglect your digestive health, your body could run into problems absorbing those nutrients. Try the tips above and improve your overall health!

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