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10 steps you can take to build and maintain digestive health


Poor digestion can cause many inconveniences such as gas, bloating, constipation or conversely diarrhea … But as eczema, acne, asthma, difficulty making or lose weight and chronic fatigue.

How to know what state is your digestion? Easy enough, we have to examine your stool. (Yes that’s it, we pass this stage in our relationship readers, I’m talking about poop a Monday morning).


Basically, efficient digestion, indicating that your intestinal barrier is intact and well you assimilate nutrients and minerals ensures a type of poop 4. If your stools are different is that there is a problem: you digest bad.

Here are 10 simple ideas to improve your digestion (so your assimilation, so your stool, you’ll understand)! :

1 – Chew!

Chewing is essential to assimilate and digest. This is the time where food is crushed and pre-digested for some through saliva.

Although chewing is not really quantifiable, it depends on the condition of your teeth, but everything must be crushed and soaked with saliva before swallowing!

2 – Focus on real foods

Avoid prepared meals and too rich in processed cereal meal (eg bread + pasta is blah). Good animal or vegetable protein + a plate of vegetables + a little bit of sweet potatoes is the top!

3 – Eat Fermented

Raw sauerkraut, kefir (fermented yogurt) or kombucha (fermented tea) are super rich in probiotics for healthy populate your intestinal flora.

4 – Or take probiotics

If you do not have any desire to eat or drink fermented stuff, probiotics are also found in capsules in your health food store the radius supplement.

5 – Hydrate

Drink water and herbal teas, and especially avoid sugary drinks and sodas.

6 – Take care of your liver

Avoid too much booze if you have digestive problems, and feel free to make a small spa detox tea or artichoke black radish.

7 – Stress

Stress has a direct impact on digestion. But if. That’s how we end up constipated traveling or not being home, or we do soft poop just before a race.

Then de-stresses by doing breathing exercises, yoga or just going to take the air.

8 – Do a mini-detox regularly

Simply replacing meal of the day with soup or introducing a vegan day a week for example. Nothing drastic, just put his body to rest from time to time.

9 – Take Glutamine

Glutamine or L-glutamine is the amino acid most abundant in the blood and muscles. It plays a role in protein synthesis, immune protection, maintaining the integrity of the intestinal wall and acid-base balance in the body. It is also used to manufacture glucosamine endogenous who, in turn, contributes to the repair of cartilage and tendons.

10 – Listen to your body

We all have a different tolerance to certain foods, if you see you hurt digest a particular food, remove from your diet! Be alert to signs and must, keep a food diary in which you also enter the effects of ingested food on your digestion. This will enable you might discover some intolerances you may have.

About the author

Paul Morris

Paul Morris is an entrepreneur, consultant and author. He is an advisor at Xpert Automation, a tech-based business incubator focused on scalable startups, and founder of ContentFy.


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