Pork, salads, sausages and all that hard stuff you’re going to eat this Christmas are far from being healthy. Nutritionists warn that, beyond the fact that these dishes have many calories, they can lead to indigestion.
Doctors say that we should consider a few essential things in order to prevent indigestion, a common condition during the winter holidays.
- At least three days before the winter holidays, nutritionists recommend excluding from our diet anything that contains “bad” fats, with a high calorie intake, or intense processed, like salami, sausages, cake or any fast food products.
- Vegetables and fruits should be eaten in adundance, in order to prevent indigestion this Christmas. According to nutritionists, grapes, pineapple, apples, oranges, grapefruit, lemon, mango, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, celery, boiled potatoes and lettuce are the most suitable.
- Take breaks between meals and avoid incorrect associations between foods. Pork shouldn’t be seasoned with a side of French fries. Opt for raw vegetable salads instead. Also, it’s recommended to take a break of at least an hour between each meal, in order to prevent indigestion.
- Water shouldn’t be missing from the Christmas table, in order to reduce stomach acidity. Fresh potato juice has the same effect, if you’re willing to consume it. Caffeinated beverages and cigarettes are forbidden, since they irritate the esophagus.
- Yogurt and other dairy probiotics are effective remedies against digestive disorder that may occur after the Christmas party. These foods provide the body sour, a friendly bacteria that helps digestion. Naturally, they are present in the digestive tract, but are killed by antibiotics and other drugs, alcohol and the acidity of the stomach.
Do you know any other tips which can be used in order to prevent indigestion this Christmas and haven’t been mentioned? Let everybody know about them, using the comments section below.