I’m not too shy about the fact I’ve suffered IBS for a few years, and I have some really great tips about how to improve your digestion if you suffer IBS or IBS related symptoms too. It’s no fun to eat when your stomach makes you pay for it, but believe it or not, there are some truly simple ways to fix the solution to painful digestion. All you need to do to improve your digestion is implement these 7 tips in each time you eat. They’re like habit to me now and I don’t even have to think about them anymore, plus, I’m no longer in pain after a meal, which is priceless.
1. Don’t Pair Fruit with Meat
One really great tip to improve your digestion if you suffer digestive woes, is not to pair your fruit with your meat at meals. Fruit digests between 20-40 minutes in your stomach, quicker than any other food group you eat. Meat such as poultry and red meat or pork can take up to 6 hours to digest, so when you eat fruit and meat together, the fruit can end up sitting in your stomach longer with the meat than it would if it was eaten alone. This doesn’t sound bad, but what happens is as the fruit sits in your stomach longer, the sugars start to ferment, which causes gas and bloating. This is an easy issue to fix. All you need to do is have your fruit about 30 minutes prior to your meal, as a snack at least 3 hours after you eat your main meal, or let it be strictly for breakfast. People who don’t have issues with digestion may tolerate fruit fine with chicken, fish or turkey, but others with stomach issues simply can’t. Either eliminate the fruit or the meat at your meals, but don’t eat them both together or eat fruit directly after your meat for dessert. This is one of the most effective, simple solutions you can possibly do to reduce gas and bloating at meals.