The Digestive System

| 14/07/2016 | 0 Comments More

yourdigestivesystem_DigestiveSystemWe all know that food is actually there for energy, to survive…  But most of us eat food as a luxury, for comfort and enjoyment.  This however causes problems for our digestive system.

The digestive system processes the food we eat, to provide us with the virtual nutrients that help our bodies to run smoothly.  The stomach and intestine are the primary organs for absorbing these nutrients into the body.  The secretion of acids and chemicals in these organs is vital to this process.

We just have to do the easy and eat the right foods in order for these chemicals and acids to be produced.

Food is broken down by digestive enzymes and friendly bacteria in the gut.  If we have an excess of toxins, then our digestive systems will not function properly.  Food can remain only partially digested and problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation nausea and bloating arise.  This toxic undigested food can then leak into the bloodstream and cause other problems.

To keep the digestive system healthy, do not drink too much with a meal as this can dilute the digestive fluids.  Only eat when hungry and try not to over-eat.  Chew your food slowly, as chewing is the first part of the digestive process.

Start the day with a glass of hot water and lemon juice as this will boost the digestive system and prepare you for the day ahead.

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Category: Anatomy & Physiology

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