Now that the monsoons are in full swing, you could experience seasonal changes to your health. These may include cough, cold, fever, infections, and gastrointestinal disorders. 

Though cold, cough, and fever can be managed easily, changes in your bowel movement may cause disruptions in your lifestyle and could be embarrassing to discuss. 

Here are some simple and effective Ayurvedic tips and tricks to keep your gut healthy and promote proper bowel functioning. 

These easy remedies will also help you get relief from other gastrointestinal problems that are common during the monsoons.

1. Start Your Day With Copper-Infused Water

If you also have a tight schedule on a regular basis, it is recommended that you begin your day with a glass of water that has been stored overnight in a copper vessel. 

This replenishes the electrolytes in your body in addition to kickstarting your metabolism and activating your digestive system

Copper has always been an essential (metal) element prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners as it helps balance the natural elements in your body. 

It also helps in the elimination of toxic waste that has accumulated in your body, through the passage of urine and stools. 

2. Practice Yoga Asanas Daily to Clear Your Digestive Tract 

A healthy body always requires a regular exercise regime to maintain its flexibility and functionality. 

Yoga asanas or postures like the Balasana, Dhanurasana, and Baddha Konasana help your digestive system stay in shape and prevent constipation. 

These asanas promote gut motility, reduce muscle tension (rigidity or muscle stiffness), and increase blood circulation to your gastrointestinal tract. 

So, having a daily yoga routine will not only improve your body’s physical health but will also repair and revitalise your digestive system.

3. Hydrate Yourself With Natural Beverages

Caffeinated and carbonated beverages make you feel full but actually tamper with your digestive system. 

You should replace caffeinated and aerated drinks with natural beverages such as fruit juices, coconut water, lime water, and herbal teas as they speed up your metabolism and increase your energy levels holistically. 

You can also top up your herbal tea with other natural ingredients that suit your palate.

4. Consume Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables

Ayurveda has always been a good lifestyle guide, to begin with. Since your body can take time to adapt to external weather changes during monsoons, consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables is always a good option. 

You can also include probiotics such as curd and curd-related items like lassi and buttermilk as they promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut. 

Keeping your meals fresh and light will also keep your bowel movements smooth as your body is able to digest the food easily. 

A balanced diet helps your body in overcoming dietary deficiencies and leading an organic lifestyle in sync with nature.

5. Boost Your Digestive System With Ayurvedic Remedies

While the above tips will help you attain better digestive health naturally, you can also include specially formulated Ayurvedic preparations in your diet for a healthier bowel movement. 

Ayurveda recommends a list of herbs and herbal compositions that help with common digestive problems like constipation, gastritis, and acidity. 

Herbal remedies include:

  • Triphala (An ancient Ayurvedic composition of three herbs)

  • Amla (Indian gooseberry)

  • Tulsi (Holy basil)

  • Ashwagandha (Indian winter cherry or Indian Ginseng)

  • Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)

  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

These herbs treat a variety of gastrointestinal disorders and infections such as constipation, indigestion, flatulence (gas formation), bloating, gastric ulcers, diarrhoea, and stomach pain. 

Knowledge about these herbs is well documented and they are easily available as tablets or powders from an Ayurvedic clinic, organic food store, or your local pharmacy. 

Monsoon rains can be fun and exciting until you fall sick. To enjoy this season, you need to be healthy and strong. You can stay fit by following these easy lifestyle tips and home remedies. 

These tips will promote a healthy gut and regulate your bowel movements in addition to providing protection against common monsoon diseases. 

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