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happy babies come with good digestion

Good Digestion For A Carefree Child

As adults, we know the signs and symptoms of indigestion and how badly it affects our mood. Now imagine your child suffering from it – how are they able to explain how they feel, or identify the discomfort that comes with it?

5 tips to keep indigestion at bay

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Staying active 

Activity keeps food moving through the gastrointestinal tract.

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Constant hydration 

Regular drinking of water prevents acid reflux. 

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Feed often 

Frequent eating of small meals avoids bloating. 

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Portion well 

Make sure you don’t overload your child’s digestive system. 

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Right enzymes 

Papayas, mangoes, honey and pineapples can help with digestion. 

Reference: 

1. De Oliveira EP, et al. The impact of physical exercise on the gastrointestinal tract. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2009 Sep;12(5):533-8 

2. Clevelan clinic. Indigestion. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/indigestion

3. John Hopkins Medicine. Constipation in children. Available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/gast…

4. Muss C, et al. Papaya preparation (Caricol®) in digestive disorders. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2013;34(1):38-46. Shah KA, et al. Mangifera Indica (Mango). Pharmacogn Rev. 2010 Jan-Jun; 4(7): 42–48.

 

 

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Recognise The Signs Of Indigestion

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