Growing up, we were taught to clean our plates. In the right portions, this can be a good thing. However, eating a plate full of food can leave us feeling full and bloated. The order in which you eat your foods can make a huge difference in how you feel after you eat.

How to Eat to Avoid Digestive Imbalances

  • Make the first thing you eat in your day a vegetable. Try to include dark leafy greens.
  • Next, eat your protein. Lean poultry or fish the size of your palm is a good portion.
  • Third, eat your grains and starches.
  • Last, eat your fruits.

Read more about food combining here.

Other Tips

  • Eat your food more slowly to prevent bloating and overeating.
  • To reduce gassiness, try drinking through a straw or guzzling carbonated drinks.
  • Sugar and dairy can also cause digestion disturbances.
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