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Maintaining the health of the digestive system

 The digestive system is directly affected by eating and the lifestyle followed by people, and the fact that taking steps to improve digestion health will help the digestive system to function more efficiently in addition to improving general body health and a sense of wellness.

Maintaining the health of the digestive system:

Eat a balanced diet:

Where there are many tips that help to avoid and reduce intestinal problems, as well as maintain the health of the digestive system by eating a diet rich in fiber, as the regular diet contains about 10 grams of fiber, which is about 25-40 grams less than the body's need, Therefore, it is advised to increase your fiber intake by adding fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and legumes to the diet.

Eat lean meat:

Where protein is an essential part of a healthy diet, but eating fatty meat leads to uncomfortable digestion, so it is best to choose lean meats such as: skinless chicken.

 Eat on a regular schedule:

As eating the main meals and snacks between the main meals within a specific program and at the same time every day maintains the digestive system in the best way.

Chewing well:

Where chewing food and breaking it into small pieces helps to secrete enzymes that aid digestion, so that the food is well processed and all its benefits are extracted, and not to miss meals, as the lack of food in the digestive system leads to an overabundance of gases that fill the stomach with air and the sound of bubbling.

Maintaining body moisture:

Where water is a key element in the digestion process, which ensures the correct absorption of nutrients, and it maintains the movement of food through the intestine, and in the event that sufficient quantities of water are not drunk, the body re-absorbs water from the colon and thus leads to the exit of solid stools and thus the occurrence of constipation, so it is recommended By drinking water during the day, starting from a cup when you wake up, in addition to including it at mealtime, as drinking water during or after a meal helps the digestion process, and in fact other fluids in addition to water help the body to break down food so that the body can absorb nutrients. Drinking water does not reduce digestive juices and does not interfere with the digestive process, but drinking a lot of water during a meal may lead to a feeling of satiety, not completing the meal, or the occurrence of acid reflux.

Avoid bad habits:

You should avoid many bad habits such as:

Excessive drinking of caffeine:

 Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, in order to maintain the health of the digestive system, excessive drinking of caffeine, drinks that contain caffeine such as: coffee, cola, tea, and some soft drinks increase stomach acid and thus lead to heartburn in some people. Soft drinks can lead to flatulence and thus a heartburn also, and therefore it is advised to choose non-carbonated drinks that do not contain caffeine to avoid digestion problems, examples of which are: herbs, milk, and water, and for people who cannot stop drinking coffee or Tea, it is recommended to limit their drinking. It is recommended to drink one or two glasses a day as a maximum.

 Abstain from alcoholic drinks:

 Alcoholic drinks cause inflammation in the lining of the stomach or esophagus and may cause symptoms of heartburn as well, and excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages leads to cirrhosis.

 Quit Smoking:

As smoking reduces pressure at the junction between the stomach and esophagus. This stimulates the reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus, which causes heartburn and other health problems, as smoking worsens stomach ulcers and inflammatory bowel conditions worse, and smoking is associated with an increased risk of several types of cancer.

Get regular exercise:

It has been shown that exercise has benefits on the digestive system in the short and long term. In the short term, exercise increases blood flow towards the muscles and the gastrointestinal tract, which helps move food through the gastrointestinal tract, in addition to that exercise may reduce gas, heartburn, and stomach cramps. And constipation, but in the long term, it helps to strengthen the digestive tract and maintain intestinal health, and as a person becomes less active, the speed of intestinal flow decreases, and it is worth noting that evidence indicates that regular exercise enhances the presence of microorganisms in the intestine Which reduces the risk of colon cancer.