If you’ve read any or all of our blogs, you’ve probably noticed a constant and common theme. Yes, we love promoting prebiotic fiber, but ultimately, we consistently talk about the importance of good digestive health because it plays an important role in your overall health.
This is why we want to help you get on the path to a healthy, daily digestive routine. This not only includes what you eat but getting your body moving with purpose throughout the day, too. We know that changing your routine isn’t always as easy as it sounds, no matter how determined and ambitious you might be. So, just know, it’s okay to ease into a new routine, only tackling a few things at a time. Then keep adding new elements into the mix when you can.
STEPS TO A HEALTHY DIGESTIVE ROUTINE
1. Eat More Fiber
A high fiber diet is the number one contributor to a healthy digestive system. It can improve poor digestive health, help absorb essential nutrients such as key minerals, prevent digestive diseases, keep your bowel movements on track, and even help manage a healthy weight and healthy blood sugar level. vibi+® is the delicious way to fiber by delivering you 27% of your daily fiber needs in one bottle filled with flavor.
2. Change Up Your Fiber
It is important to eat insoluble and soluble fiber. Why? Find out here.
3. Choose Lean Meats
Fatty meats can lead to digestive discomfort, but protein is an essential nutrient in our diet. When choosing your proteins, try staying lean with skinless poultry, pork loin and white fish.
4. Add Prebiotics
Prebiotics unlike probiotics aren’t bacteria at all — they’re fiber that feeds good bacteria and makes it thrive, bringing balance to your gut. vibi+® has 8 grams of prebiotic fiber in one bottle.
5. Limit Fatty Foods
Healthy fats are extremely important to our diet, but don’t confuse them with fatty foods. Fatty foods, such as high processed fast foods slow down the digestive process and increase constipation. Choose healthy fats instead, such as avocados, nuts and seeds.
6. Eating Routine
Creating a routine for your meals will help your digestive system develop a healthy rhythm, keeping it on track. Plan consistent times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s also good to add two healthy snacks a day. Skipping meals can hurt your digestive system, remembering it is the key to absorbing nutrients.
7. Exercise Daily
Exercising daily is important to the digestive system. It helps food move through the digestive system with more ease and helps reduce constipation.
8. Stay Hydrated
Water is a key collaborator to good digestive health. Fiber needs water to ensure bowel movements are passed more easily and with a consistent frequency. Plus, hydration is simply good for everything else in your body, too.
9. Rest Well
It’s no secret that sleeping 8 hours a night brings many health benefits and helps you manage the stress of a long day/week. Anxiety can take your digestive system to overdrive, so sleeping well is a prime time for your digestive system to reset from a long day of life.
10. Cut Out the Bad Habits
Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and too much caffeine play a big role in how your digestive system functions. Taking these bad habits out of your routine will present you with short- and long-term benefits.