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4 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System

Diet, Health

4 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System

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A healthy digestive system is a critical component of living healthfully. The digestive system includes your digestive tract, pancreas, liver and the gall bladder.

When your body struggles to process and breakdown food to release energy and get as many nutrients from it as possible, it impacts your energy levels (and mood management) badly.

Here are four tips for taking care of your digestive system to support your life.

1. A Colon Cleanse

Getting a colon cleanse or preparing one at home for yourself is an excellent way to clear out anything that’s hanging around there and won’t shift.

There are a few different ways to perform a colon cleanse. These include:

  1. Water flushing – Drinking a few glasses of lukewarm water daily plus eating water-rich foods is the way here.
  2. High Fiber diet – Consuming a high fiber diet that contains enough bulk for the colon will help it work through bowels that are too active. It will also aid with any residual constipation issues.
  3. Smoothies and Juicing – Drinking healthy juices can cleanse the colon because of its nutrients and high fibrous content. Pulpy juices are more fibrous than smooth juices, but smoothies also work well.
  4. Saltwater flushing – A saltwater flush using either Himalayan salt or sea salt is helpful in resolving difficult bowels and irregular movements.

2. Benefit from Bone Broth

Bone broth is an age-old recipe for good bone health[1]. The idea is that animal bones are boiled in a pot; this releases the collagen, chondroitin sulfate and gelatin into the water making it nutrient-rich.

It’s true that drinking bone broth offers numerous benefits for the body, but it’s not always convenient to make it. Either it’s a time-crunch problem or you don’t have spare animal bones left over from recent meals to use to prepare the broth.

In a situation where there’s no time to prepare a bone broth, it is possible to reap the benefits through supplements that provide the same nutrient-rich properties that the body needs.

3. Avoid Foods that Are Harder to Digest

While it’s difficult to completely stay away from them, certain foods are harder for our digestive system to handle than others. Remove (or reduce) these in your diet:

Fried Foods

Fried foods can cause problems depending on the type of oil used and whether the same oil was used to cook other foods earlier too. While we all need a certain amount of oil in our diet, healthy oils like olive oil are better for us. Too many fried foods can cause more frequent trips to the washroom too.

Overly Rich Foods

Richer foods like buttery sauces and cream, which often accompany restaurant dishes, add to the flavor (and calorie count) but do little to help your digestion later. There’s a reason why eating clean has been taking the world by storm – your body will like it too.

Citrus-based Fruits

All types of citrus-based fruits like grapefruit or oranges can be sharp to the taste, acidic and may give your stomach a difficult time. If you’re already having digestive issues, switch to bananas or apples instead for a while.

4. Probiotic Yogurts

Yogurts are generally easier to digest and make for a great snack or breakfast item. However, the probiotic ones are even better for you. You may be wondering, how long does it take for probiotics to start working? For some patients, it may take 1-3 days but other others, it may stretch as long as 2-3 weeks to see the effects of probiotic supplementation.

Your gut is filled with bacteria – some good and others bad. Adding probiotics to your diet increases the good bacteria, which helps to reduce inflammation and keep you regular[2].

Taking care of the digestive system isn’t that difficult to do. Some supplements help to deliver what is missing in your regular diet. If you’re trying to maintain a healthy balance in your digestive system, you can take probiotics from RnA ReSet and get back to enjoying life.

There are also various foods to avoid or enjoy more of that help your digestive system to perform better too.

References:

[1] Sahni, S., Mangano, K. M., McLean, R. R., Hannan, M. T., & Kiel, D. P. (2015). Dietary Approaches for Bone Health: Lessons from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Current Osteoporosis Reports13(4), 245–255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11914-015-0272-1 from Pubmed

[2] Plaza-Díaz, J., Ruiz-Ojeda, F., Vilchez-Padial, L., & Gil, A. (2017). Evidence of the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Probiotics and Synbiotics in Intestinal Chronic Diseases. Nutrients9(6), 555. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9060555 from Pubmed

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