You’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” right? Well, that’s only partially true. A more accurate statement would be “You are what you digest.”
The digestive system is a set of organs that takes everything you put into your body and turns it into the raw materials that your body needs to live: the fuel. That means that if your digestive system is not functioning properly, you may not be getting all the nutrition you need. Which can affect everything.
But there’s more. A healthy digestive system doesn’t just help deliver nutrition to every cell of your body. It also maintains and regulates your health. When the digestive system is compromised, it can play a contributing role toward a number of issues including diverticulosis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and more. Some of the indications of an unhealthy digestive system include things like bloating, cramping, frequent bouts of constipation or diarrhea, or blood in the stool. Because digestion is so important to overall health, if you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you should consider discussing it with your physician.
Fortunately, taking care of your digestive system can be easy and even enjoyable. Start by choosing foods and drinks that you know are good for you: eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds, and remember to drink lots of water. Other things you can do to nurture a healthy digestive system include getting regular exercise, avoiding sugar and alcohol, and staying away from highly processed foods such as those you find in boxes or bags (e.g., cookies, chips, candy, etc.). In this way, you’re doing twice the good: avoiding the least healthy foods while loading up on those that promote digestive wellness.
However, the truth is, most people have a hard time eating a healthy a diet. To help make up the difference, consider using high quality supplements to supplement your diet, specifically products that can add Fiber. The boost of dietary fiber, herbs and spices, and antioxidants can do a lot to keep things moving and help ensure that your digestive system is in top shape.
Disclaimer: This information is meant to be used for educational purposes. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These ingredients and DrNatura is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
As with any medical information on health, it is always best to check with your personal physician who knows your medical history best since they are more qualified in giving you the best recommendation. Our information, advice or recommendation is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have.