Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tums, Gas-X, Benefiber, Preparation H, Nexium24HR, but all opinions are my own.
My readers know I love all things food! We enjoy baking, creating new recipes, main dishes, and snacks.
I can honestly say we are foodies as well. Count us in for a new restaurant in our hometown, or a last minute dinner out with a small group of friends or family. During the holidays I find myself baking and cooking even more. It's fun to be the honorary cook, but sometimes the heavy foods and just snacking too frequently can leave me not feeling my best. Heartburn & digestive health is important to me as I get older and I need to be intentional to keep myself well!
Being Proactive About Heartburn & Digestive Health
As many of us adults know, being proactive about your health is a must. I maintain a busy schedule between running a blog, sharing new products and consumer news, and just life with my husband and four dogs!
I don't have time for digestive upsets, so I choose to maintain a good routine of healthy foods at home. I try to use probiotics and get those fruits and veggies in!
Where something is missing — like fiber– I will also add a supplement as I feel it's needed. Sometimes with those holiday foods, my system needs a little more support than the rest of the year! If this is you, check out these products you can easily find at Walmart for your own heartburn & digestive health!
Heartburn & Digestive Health Products at Walmart
As a busy person who works at home, fiber can be one of those things that barely makes it into my routine!
You can use this fiber supplement to help nourish the growth of good bacteria that exist naturally in your gut*! This completely dissolves so you can actually add the powder into any recipe without changing its flavor or consistency. Add to breakfast smoothies, cup of tea, or even full meals like pasta sauce or chili! I do like the On-the-Go packets since I can easily add those to my beverage in the morning as I get ready for the day**.
If the powder is not your favorite, you can also try Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber + Probiotic Gummies or Benefiber Chewables*.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. **Not recommended for carbonated beverages.
Let's face it, some of those delicious holiday foods are easy to eat a lot of, but they can also cause lots of discomfort later on! Gas-X is one of those things I always have in my medicine cabinet.
The Extra Strength Chewable Tablets are available at Walmart and will have you covered if you or a family member needs fast relief. Hiding an upset, bloated stomach while trying to visit with family members can be so embarrassing! You can find the Chewable Tablets in cherry, creme, or peppermint creme flavors, or if that's not your choice you can also try the soft gels!
Some holiday foods- especially those foods like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner– can really cause that heartburn to flare up. I can definitely tell I don't have tolerance for occasional overeating like I did when I was younger! Even without going overboard sometimes it can catch up with me and I don't want to spend the rest of the day miserable.
If this is you, you can try out Nexium 24HR. Nexium 24HR work by blocking acid directly at the source, giving you 24 hours of protection from frequent heartburn with one pill. You don't have to constantly carry your antacids with you–just once a day is all you need. One benefit of Nexium 24HR is that it can help with nighttime heartburn. It's never fun to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to go back to sleep for this reason!
Additional Products to Help Holiday Discomforts
The holidays are a busy time of year, even with social distancing. Hemorrhoid pain, itching and discomfort isn't something we want to even think about- let alone slow down our schedules! You can find Preparation H Ointment conveniently at Walmart, use for both internal and external hemorrhoid symptoms.
If you prefer relief without using the traditional cream, you can try the Preparation H Soothing Relief Cleansing & Cooling Wipes 60-Count Pack. The wipes are recommended for mild itching and contain Witch-Hazel and aloe to calm irritated skin. Wipes are flushable- yay! And septic safe.
If you're hosting a holiday dinner with a few family members this year, be sure your medicine cabinet is stocked with TUMS. As many of us are aware from using TUMS over the years, TUMS can relieve heartburn in seconds. With all of those rich holiday foods, heartburn can also be an unfortunate guest at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Since TUMS are available at Walmart, you won't need to make an extra trip to the store. Just add to your regular grocery list!
Thanks for Reading and Wishing You Heartburn & Digestive Health This Holiday Season!
I hope you can enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas foods without digestive discomfort, but if you end up needing some of these products, I hope this information is helpful.
Thanks for reading! Please remember this post is my own personal experience only and is not intended for health advice.
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