Digestive Friendly Holiday Meal

A large part of most holidays is sharing a meal with friends and family. These meals most commonly consist of rich ingredients that make us feel heavy, bloated, and uncomfortable afterwards.

Enjoy your classic holiday meal without the uncomfortable aftermath by limiting difficult-to-digest carbohydrates. According to the Digestive Health Institute, limiting the types of carbs that have gut “fermentation potential” will help you avoid painful digestion and constipation.

The holiday favorite ‘Turkey Dinner’ can be rich in difficult-to-digest carbohydrates. Although this meal is not gut-friendly, it does not mean you need to throw out your traditional meal. Check out this adaptation of your traditional ‘Turkey Dinner’ that you can enjoy without the discomfort of difficult digestion.

Holidays are meant to be spent enjoying time with family and friends. Don’t spend your holiday in pain and discomfort due to difficult digestion and constipation. If you are experiencing chronic constipation, consult with one of Regional Gi’s qualified gastroenterologists. Schedule your appointment by visiting

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Foods to Avoid Constipation

Battling constipation, or looking to avoid constipation entirely? One thing that can help ease symptoms of constipation or avoid it entirely, is your diet. The key to a healthy diet that will regulate your bowel movements, is fiber.

So how do you implement more fiber into your diet? According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases including fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, cereals, and wheat breads can help regulate bowel health. Additionally, you can drink water and other fluids, such as fruit and vegetable juices and clear soups, to help the fiber in your diet work better.

A large part of regulating bowel health and stool, is reducing how much food with little or no fiber is included in your diet. Foods that can cause constipation that you want to avoid include cheese, chips, fast food, ice cream, fatty meat, and prepared and processed foods. Eating too much of these can cause blockage, and ultimately constipation.

When implementing a high fiber diet, be sure to add fiber slowly, so that your body gets used to the change. Before implementing a high fiber diet to treat or avoid constipation, talk with your doctor to plan a diet with the right amount of fiber for you. At Regional Gi, our knowledgeable and experienced gastroenterologists are equipped to help all your constipation needs.

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