Factors that may affect the proper functioning of the digestive system are many and vary from person to person, depending on gender, age, dietary habits and life in general. Let’s explore together the first symptoms by which it is possible to recognize a “bad” digestion and some useful tips to prevent it and treat it in the early stages, and thus improve our overall health status. Lets see how to improve digestion.


Avoid fizzy drinks and fatty foods which negatively affect digestive functioning, especially if you suffer from acid reflux, due to the juices from the stomach back to the esophagus, creating discomfort, acidity, heaviness. In this case, reduce to a minimum the amount of chocolate to ingest the organism (which may also also accentuate the presence of the symptoms described above).

It is important to eat slowly enough, not speed up if we realize that we find it hard to digest meals. In addition to the “what” is in fact a fundamental cure “how” you eat, often at the root of the typical symptoms of a slow digestion as heaviness, drowsiness after meals, difficulty in concentration and accumulation of air in the stomach and intestines. Chew slowly and let us take the time necessary to our digestive system to be able to assimilate all the useful substances.

Let’s spend at least 3 or 4 hours between meals and the other and follow the rule of 5, consume five meals a day, of which the three most complete and two snacks (preferably fruits and / or cereals). At dinner we avoid eating just before going to bed, sleep, especially after a big dinner, could adversely affect the proper digestion and fast.

Avoid overeating, eating only what our stomach requires, depending on the level of appetite. The satiety in fact is the obvious symptom that the body possesses, in that moment, all the nutrients and energy values ​​needed to face the rest of the day, unless the lack of appetite that is unrelated to other factors (psychological) as the emotional stress or just performance anxiety (in the case of an examination, an interview or an important test). If it is temporary, there is nothing to worry about. If, however, the lack of appetite is a permanent condition that disappears autonomously the problem can be more serious.