Introduction to the Digestive System
The human digestive system is the organ system, which is responsible for processing food and drink we take in.
The digestive system includes all of the organs from the mouth to the anus, as well as other functions like salivary production, digestion and absorption of food, and production of feces. The organs that are involved in these processes are: esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (large bowel or colon), rectum and anus.
The digestive system uses enzymes to break down food into smaller pieces which can be absorbed by the body for energy. The upper part of the small intestine absorbs nutrients from digested food while lower parts absorb water and electrolytes. This is then passed on to the large intestine where other nutrients are removed before being passed out through a bowel movement.
How to Get Enough Good Bacteria in Your Gut?
The human gut contains trillions of microorganisms that play a significant role in our health. A healthy gut is the key to a healthy body. And one way to achieve this is by consuming food and drink that contain probiotics, so-called “good” bacteria that help maintain the balance of microorganisms in your digestive tract.
There are many different ways you can get more probiotics into your diet: take a daily supplement or eat foods high in probiotics every day like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut or kimchi.
The Importance of a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle for the Digestive Health
A healthy diet and lifestyle is important for your digestive health. A poor diet can lead to a lack of nutrients, overeating, stress, parasites, and bacteria.
What can you do to help protect your digestive health?
-Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
-Avoid foods that cause gas or bloating
-Limit alcohol consumption
What are the best fruits for healthy gut bacteria?
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and carrots are all good choices. A healthy gut is essential to a healthy body.
Your Digestive Health is Important!
Your digestive system is the key to your overall health and well-being. It’s where you absorb important nutrients that keep your body running as smoothly as possible.
The key to a healthy digestive system is good bacteria. These are the beneficial microbes that live in your gut, which ferment food and extract nutrients from it for you to enjoy. The problem is that modern living has led us to have more bad bacteria than good, so we need to be mindful of what we eat, drink and do in order to keep our gut flora balanced.