Our ‘gutsy’ Digestive System

Digestion Foods: The Best And Worst Foods For Your Digestive System

Fatty and greasy foods also lead to a lazy, relaxed lower oesophageal sphincter, which means that you will not only have to deal with a bloated stomach, but there is also a high possibility that the contents will make their way back up your throat. Avoid complications The consequences of a malfunctioning digestive system can be extensive and severe, as a weakened immune system means vulnerability to infections and diseases. This highlights the importance of taking proactive steps to ensure your digestive system receives the care it merits. In order to avoid these potential health problems, make sure you start caring for your digestive health.
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Digestive system

That’s why they’re part of the “BRAT Diet” for vomiting or diarrhea — that is, the bananas, rice, applesauce and dry toast diet. “Those are the four things that tend to be the easiest tolerated amongst people and they tend to be bland, so they won’t irritate the stomach like other foods,” King says. They are also good for replacing the body’s electrolytes, she adds. BEST: Water “Water is excellent for digestion, and that’s one thing I think people don’t drink enough of,” King says. Water helps the digestive process because it helps move things through the intestines.
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The food is then squeezed through a second sphincter into the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. The small intestine Once in the duodenum, the food is mixed with more digestive enzymes from the pancreas and bile from the liver. Food is then squeezed into the lower parts of the small intestine, called the jejunum and the ileum. Nutrients are absorbed from the ileum, which is lined with millions of finger-like projections called villi. Each villus is connected to a mesh of capillaries. This is how nutrients pass into the bloodstream.
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