Thanksgiving Tips to Aid Digestion
4 Steps to Aid Digestion During Thanksgiving!
By Melody Khorrami, PharmD, RPh
As the holidays approach, many of us look forward to gathering with family and friends to celebrate and enjoy delicious Thanksgiving meals. We are eager to feast on seasonal treats like turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and rolls; not to mention all the desserts! While all this food and company is wonderful, it can be overwhelming to our digestive systems. Fear not! There are steps you can take to help ease the digestive process. This is supposed to be a fun day and you shouldn’t feel any stress or shame about indulging and enjoying the festivities!
Starting your morning off with fiber rich foods can help keep your bowels moving regularly and feed the good bacteria in your gut to help keep your microbiome healthy. Having regular bowel movements is important in eliminating toxins, keeping your hormones balanced, and reducing constipation. The last thing you want is to be constipated on Thanksgiving Day, right before enjoying your meal. Fiber is naturally found in most fruits and vegetables. So, make sure to include a variety of these in your meals!
- Stay hydrated!
- Child’s pose, camel pose
- The twisted lunge
- Revolved chair pose
- Bridge pose
- The supine twist
- Take a probiotic!
I hope you find these GI tips useful on Turkey Day, stay safe, and enjoy!
***The following article is not medical advice. Please talk to your doctor before making changes to your wellness routine. ***