Christmas – the season of goodwill, good times and good food, but for many of us the good food plays havoc with our digestive system making us feel quite uncomfortable.
We are surrounded by tempting festive foods and drinks from rich Christmas puddings & mince pies to mulled wine & processco, not forgetting the brussel sprouts. We look forward to these foods all year with shops tempting us from as early as the month of October, but then eating them can often causes us a range of digestive issues including flatulence and bloating, particularly when eaten in excess!
Due to these festive food goodies Christmas has now been cited as the ‘windiest season of the year’! Here at Bimuno, we conducted a survey which found that over 20% of people in the UK even admitted to having arguments or falling out over flatulence during the festive period. It’s not just bad flatulence that causes distress over Christmas, 40% of people said they felt tired or run down with the biggest causes being excessive eating, rich food, the stress of shopping, the change in weather and drinking alcohol.
Even though the traditional festive foods and drinks cause digestive issues many of us can’t refuse the Christmas classics and over indulging in them, well it’s only once a year after all!
Here are our top tips to help you to maintain a healthy gut over Christmas so you can enjoy Christmas and be happy!