Obviously, the first of the actions that we must carry out is to make a slightly more adequate diet, that is, if we have spent several days with very elaborate and proteinic foods, the first step will be to give our digestive system a little truce, following a very gentle diet to facilitate a lighter digestion.
Generally speaking, there are several tips that we should follow to avoid heaviness after meals:
- Eat slow.
- Chew food properly.
- Avoid eating only in three meals; make five daily meals: remember that continuous pecking makes the digestive tract work constantly and could lead to malfunction over time.
- It is not advisable to eat very elaborate or seasoned, spicy or industrially prepared foods. Most of these foods are difficult to digest.
- Reduce or avoid the consumption of coffee, alcohol and tobacco, since they favor acidity and heavy digestions.
Let's not forget that a healthy and balanced diet, based on the Mediterranean diet, avoids digestive problems and favors a lighter digestion. In any case, if heavy digestion persists despite these general advice, we must go to our doctor to assess whether it is necessary to perform a complementary test.
Dr. Joseph Perez. Clinical Hospital of Z Rehab Center