Since 70% of the body’s immune system dwells in the digestive tract, maintaining digestive health is crucial to the body’s overall well-being. Digestion is the process by which our food is broken down into a form that can be absorbed into the blood system and carried to cells throughout the body to provide nourishment and energy.
In order to maintain a healthy digestion I recommend to take a good quality probiotic. It is a great investment into your health and can even prevent certain diseases. Studies have shown that many diseases start to develop due to an imbalance in the digestive tract.
Probiotics are “good” bacteria that help keep your digestive system healthy by controlling growth of harmful bacteria. Prebiotics are carbohydrates that cannot be digested by the human body. They are food for probiotics.
For optimal digestion:
Drink plenty of water – but not at meals. The digestive system needs to be well hydrated like the rest of the body, but downing glasses of water near mealtime could impair digestive strength and may cause upset stomach. Drink water 15-30 minutes before a meal and wait about an hour afterwards.
Eat raw fruits and vegetables – it’s a great way to get natural enzymes and nutrients.
Eat wholesome foods – chemical food additives, artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives, and highly processed grains could interfere with the digestive process. Eat whole, natural foods as much as you can!
Happiness: A good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau