Holiday eating (and over-eating) can wreak havoc on your health

Insider Louisville LogoIt’s easy to overdo it during the holidays. An extra helping of mashed potatoes, a second piece of pumpkin pie, that third cocktail — all can leave you feeling bloated, intoxicated, or worse.

The truth is that all that binging on food and drink does horrible things to your digestive system, according to a Passport-sponsored article in Insider Louisville. No matter how tempting and satisfying they may be at the time, all those extra calories will leave you feeling terrible and can cause serious weight gain.

In the short term, you can get excessive intestinal gas, indigestion, bloating and acid reflux. Eating too fast may result in you not being able to digest all of the food, which can make you constipated.

Kentuckians are especially susceptible to diabetes caused by poor diet and lack of exercise, so being conscious of your food intake during the holidays is key to keeping symptoms of diabetes away. Holiday eating can push your blood glucose out of target range and lead to serious complications.

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