Your Stomach Wished You’d Stop Doing These 6 Things

If you have a fussy digestive system, you’re not alone: Right now, between 60 and 70 million people are affected by gastrointestinal disorders, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The good news? Some of that suffering is avoidable and can be addressed through simple lifestyle changes.

Chances are, you have at least a few habits that are causing or exacerbating your symptoms, and by stopping them, you’re likely to notice some improvements. Read on to learn which six things your body wishes you’d stop doing, so you can start putting your gut health first.

If you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms, the first factor to review is your diet. In particular, eating fried and ultra-processed foods can cause higher incidence of irritable bowel syndrome and other gut problems. “Consuming too much processed or fried food can harm your digestive health by leading to inflammation and irritation of the stomach lining,” says Zeeshan Afzal, MD, a medical officer for Welzo. Read more…

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