Your lifestyle plays a big role for your digestive health. The amount of exercise that you do, water you’re drinking and the kind of food that you eat can result in digestive issues. If you’re not listening to your body and neglect those 3 factors, your body could run into problems absorbing these nutrients.
Fibers are playing an important role for your intestinal dietary and digestion. Therefore it is advised to eat products like fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals. Your body is not able to completely digest the fibers, but they are a breeding ground for good bacteria in the digestive tract. The result of eating fibers is that they bring the intestines to work and is helping with providing a good bowel movement. Therefore providing your body with healthy nutrition is important for the intestinal health.
It is well known that it is important to keep hydrating your body. This hydratations has a straight effect on your bowels. Our bodies need at least 1.5- up to 2 liters of water each day. It actually doesn’t have to be just water. We could also distract water from beverages like tea, coffee, juices, broth and soft drinks. The only thing that you should pay attention to is to avoid the added sugars as much as possible. If you need to know more about healthy food, the five basic food groups chart can provide you extra information.
Staying hydrated and good nutrition is essential for your body, but so is exercising. Exercising will provide you with more energy and is improving your body functions. Your muscles will increase strength and result in gaining higher endurance. Exercising has also effects on your bowel movements as your metabolism will improve.
How to gain a better lifestyle: 10 tips
1. Drink 2 liters per day. Moisture pushes bowels function properly and makes the stool go smoothly.
2. Eat more fruit and vegetables. It is recommended to eat at least 2 pieces of fruit and 25o grams of vegetables per day.
3 Chew your food well and eat slowly. This way it stimulates digestion.
4. Choose whole grains. If you eat cereals, choose whole grain varieties. Choose products like whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat couscous and rye bread.
5. Don’t sit too much. Sitting is the new smoking. 10.000 steps per day is a good guideline. But it is also advised to exercise 3 times a week for 20 minutes.
6. Ensure regularity in creating eating, sleep and exercise patterns. It is good for the intestines (and not just your guts).
7. Avoid stress. It has a direct effect on the functioning of your intestines.
8. Take the time to go to the toilet and go right when you have pressure.
9. Avoid gaining weight.
10. See a doctor if your stool suddenly changes, especially when having pain or blood in the stool. Go to a dietician if you want advice on healthy nutrition or for an irritated bowel.
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