Digestive Health: Seven Things You Probably Didn’t Know
The digestive system — what doctors rather unflatteringly call the “gut”— is one of the most important and misunderstood of all the body’s systems. Most of your immune system resides in the intestines. And science is only starting to unravel some of the mysteries of our digestive system. For example, there appears to be a connection between the intestines and Type 2 Diabetes. This became apparent when gastric bypass patients with diabetes found their diabetes was gone following surgery, even before any significant amount of weight was lost.
Keeping your digestive system healthy is more important than just feeling comfortable. It plays a role in your overall health.
Most of us know the main things to do to keep our digestive systems going: drink plenty of water, eat lots of fiber, and get exercise. But here are seven more things that can help your digestion, not commonly reported on “digestive health” tip sheets.