Tips for a Gut-Friendly Christmas

  • Post category:Gut Health

Christmas is a time of joy, love, and giving. It isn’t, however, the best time for your gut. Many of the festive indulgences that we love to enjoy during the holiday season (namely sweet and fatty treats) can wreak havoc on your gut health. 

We’re here to help. You can still make the most of Christmas cheer while protecting your gut with these simple tricks:

Incorporate Festive Fiber-Rich Foods.

This year, shine a light on fiber-rich additions to the festive feast. Brussels sprouts are a traditional option that’s loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and other nutrients. Leafy greens like kale or spinach can also make for a gut-friendly side to Christmas dinner. A high-fiber diet during the holidays will promote regular bowel movements and healthy bacteria in the gut. 

Stay Hydrated. 

Hydration during Christmas is essential, especially if you’ll be enjoying adult beverages. Try to keep a glass of water by your side during the festivities – your gut will thank you later. You can also consider swapping an alcoholic drink for kombucha to gain its gut-loving benefits!

Keep Taking Your Probiotics.

The holidays take us out of our usual schedules, which may throw off your supplement regimen. This year, make a concerted effort to stick to your daily supplements – especially probiotics. Probiotic supplements support a balanced gut microbiome to prevent bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort, among other symptoms. 

If you don’t currently take a probiotic, it’s a wonderful time to start!

Try Colon Hydrotherapy. 

If you’re struggling with gastrointestinal discomfort during the holiday season, colon hydrotherapy can help. This holistic treatment cleanses the colon, detoxifies the body, and provides relief from constipation so that you can enjoy the holidays. 

Schedule an appointment at Body Flow Wellness today to learn more about protecting your gut this Christmas season!