We need to take good care of our digestive system, and more specifically its health, because if it doesn’t work properly, our immune system won’t either, as these two systems are in close cooperation and contact with each other. We’ll show you how we can boost our digestion.
If you want your digestive system to work perfectly well, eat plenty of fibre and fibre-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, pulses and nuts.
Eating a diet rich in fibre and fibre-rich foods is not only good for digestion, but also helps prevent constipation and has a positive effect on blood sugar levels and heart health. Not to mention the fact that fibre-filled foods fill you up easily, so you’ll eat less between meals and this will actively contribute to your weight loss.
Hydration is also very important. Drinking enough water throughout the day will help get rid of toxins and even make regular bowel movements much easier.
Regular exercise can also help us to overcome digestive problems and even help us to get rid of constipation.
Probiotics are also known as good bacteria, which can help to cure a wide range of digestive problems. They can also help a lot in the case of two serious illnesses. These two diseases are irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, and inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.
Stress is very bad for the health of the digestive system. Because the brain and the digestive system are closely linked. If someone has stress in their life all the time, it can make diseases like stomach ulcers and IBS worse. What can help? For example, yoga, meditation, sleep and an active lifestyle can be very helpful in relieving stress.
Smoking also has a very negative effect on digestion as it can cause acid reflux and heartburn, but research shows that it even plays a big role in Crohn’s disease and ulcers.