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11 Tips for Better Digestive Health

Take control of your digestive health with these pro tips.

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Got occasional tummy troubles? Making smart dietary choices can help promote a healthy digestive system. Keeping your gut populated with good bacteria allows for optimal nutrient absorption, immune function and reduced risk of disease. Eating foods that motivate healthy bacteria to flourish (prebiotics) and good-for-you microorganisms (probiotics) will help ensure a happy and healthy microbiome.

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Eat More Yogurt

It’s not news that yogurt is filled with tummy-pleasing probiotics, but eating a few bites once a month won’t cut it. Assess your baseline intake of yogurt and if it’s less than once or twice a week, give it a boost to get more healthy bacteria in your intestines.

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Take a Probiotic Supplement

Probiotic supplements are isolated doses of healthy bacteria. They can come in handy when food sources are limited and can provide an additional layer of protection when traveling or taking a prescription antibiotic.

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Say "Bye" to Sugar Alcohols

Low-calorie sugar replacements are commonly found in processed foods like "sugar-free" gum and candy. They are also used to lower the calorie count in "diet-friendly" yogurts, baked goods, protein bars and snack foods. Avoid ingredient labels that include common culprits like sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol, as consuming them in large amounts can cause bloating and diarrhea.

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