When you have digestive health issues, every day can be a battle against unpleasant symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.
We show you ways to improve your digestive health naturally through diet and lifestyle changes.
Stress is a major cause of digestive health issues. We’ve all experienced that feeling of nausea before speaking in public or an unsettled tummy before an important occasion. This is all part of life’s challenges, but when stress becomes chronic, digestive problems do too.
Eliminate them at the cause by finding ways to lower your stress levels. Try one or more of these activities on a daily basis to melt stress and anxiety away:
- Spending time in nature
- Gentle exercise
- Watching a comedy movie
- Keeping a journal
- Sharing time with loved ones or a pet
It’s important to keep hydrated to support the proper functioning of your digestive system. It’s the easy way to ensure your gut microbiome (that’s the community of bacteria living in your digestive system) is in balance, and it staves off uncomfortable symptoms like constipation too.
Make sure you drink the recommended daily amount of fluids — that’s 15.5 cups (3.7 litres) of fluid per day for men and 11.5 cups (2.7 litres) a day for women.
As part of your fluid intake, why not try tea for a healthy gut? It’s a tasty way to get your hydration levels up and soothe discomfort too.
For natural heartburn relief, sample our Heartburn Tea Blend. It’s a tea for heartburn that brings comfort through plant ingredients like spearmint leaf and chamomile flowers, both renowned for their soothing qualities.
You may also like to try our Colon Cleanse Tea, which contains a combination of natural ingredients like the gentle laxative dandelion root and fenugreek seeds to ease unsettled tummies and constipation. Try one cup of this aromatic tea a day and look forward to a more settled and comfortable gut.
Even making simple changes to your diet can improve your digestion naturally. It’s important to keep your intake of foods that are processed or high in fat or sugar to a minimum.
Add fibre to your diet by increasing your consumption of foods, such as:
- Chia seeds
It’s also important to get a good night’s sleep. When you don’t get enough good-quality slumber, your overall health, including your digestive function, will suffer.
Aim to get around eight hours sleep a night. If you have trouble getting to or staying asleep, try these tips:
- Ban all devices like phones and laptops from the bedroom and don’t use them for at least an hour before you go to bed.
- Create a relaxing bedtime ritual to help you wind down. This can include taking a warm bath or listening to relaxing music or meditation.
- Keep the temperature of your bedroom on the cool side — it should be around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
Want to make a head start on a healthier gut? Check out our specialty teas that help improve your digestive the easy — and delicious! — way.
You’ll find Heartburn Tea Blend and Colon Cleanse Tea in our range of tasty teas packed with natural ingredients. Order today and enjoy a happy and healthy gut — in a cup!