First things first. Let's talk fiber. A diet rich in fiber includes whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans. If you consistency eat like this, your digestive system is going to love you. Food is going to move through your body like a breeze. You will never have to deal with constipation nor diarrhea. Hemorrhoids will never come out of your doctor's mouth. This means you're living a healthy, active life and eating healthy foods. You're doing everything you should be doing in order to treat your body right.
Also, try to limit foods high in fat, salt, sodium or sugar. All these foods slow down the digestive system. They make it more difficult for your body to process food. If your diet is like this, you're probably not drinking a lot of water. This leads to longer bathroom times. If you pair the fatty foods with high-fiber foods, however, your digestive system might be all right with that. Remember that your stomach is really sensitive and needs nutrients each day. Many of these high-fat foods remove the nutrients to put in fat. Just read the label and you'll be fine.
Don't forget to eat on a schedule. Let's say you always eat breakfast at 7, lunch at 1 and dinner at 6. Then, you go on vacation. Suddenly lunch comes at 2. Your stomach is probably growling. It's the equivalent of Mom, I'm hungry!, except there is child beside you. When your digestive gets thrown off track, try to keep it satisfied with snacks. We should really be eating 6 small meals a day. If you do this, your digestive system shouldn't have any problems at all.
In addition, stay hydrated. Studies have shown that we need to be drinking half our body weight in water. This means that you drink 60 ounces of water if you weigh 120 pounds. If that seems looming, it shouldn't be. That's roughly 8 glasses of water which all of us should be drinking anyway. If you drink this much water, your body is going to run much more smoothly. All your organs are going to function like they should. Your digestive system is going to break down food more easily and you'll find that you're in and out of the bathroom in no time flat.
Finally, don't forget to exercise. Regular exercise helps food move through your digestive tract much easier. Exercise, too, can help you maintain a healthy weight. Both of these are vital if you want to maintain a healthy digestive system. Make it a habit to exercise at least 4 or 5 times a week. It can be walking around your neighborhood or going for a morning jog. Exercising is going to energize you and get your day started. While you digest all these helpful tips, keep this last one in mind: Managing your stress can mess with your digestive tract. So, seize the day and eat dessert first!