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Digestive Problems During the Holidays

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Avoid drinking coffee or soda if they may trigger your digestive problems.

When diarrhea strikes, it’s important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated. Water and sports drinks will replace electrolytes (lost minerals).

Pay attention to portion sizes, as well as how often and how quickly you eat. Move, limit alcohol, and eat consciously and slowly, during the holiday season to avoid digestive problems. Enjoy the holidays to the fullest by making these smart digestive choices.


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Digestive Problems: 10 Tips for Daily Life. WebMD.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012.

Reviewed December 6, 2012
by Michele Blakcsberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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