Maintaining a healthy digestive system is an important part
of healthy living.
Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into the
nutrients your body needs to survive.
By neglecting your digestive health you
could face problems digesting food and absorbing nutrients, which could affect
your overall health.
Here are some other quick tips to help you improve your
- Drink more
water: Staying hydrated helps your digestive system work more effectively.
Not drinking enough water can slow down your digestive system. Remember it’s
important to drink more water after you exercise as well to replace fluids you
- Include probiotics into your diet: Probiotics are live microorganisms (healthy bacteria)
which is naturally present in your digestive tract. Probiotics can help to restore
balance of good bacteria and provides many health benefits. They are good at
regulating the amount of healthy bacteria in your gut and normalizing bowel
movements. A good course of probiotics is low-fat yogurt enriched with
probiotics or why not try our Probiotic– a digestive health formula delivering probiotic with prebiotic in a convenient
Regular physical activity increases blood flow to your organs and helps you to
maintain a healthy weight. It also helps to keep food moving through your
digestive system and reduces constipation.
after your liver: Your liver is the body’s second largest organ and an
important part of our digestive system. Everything we eat, breathe and absorb
through our skin is filtered through the liver. It manufactures many important
proteins and assists in the conversion of fats, amino acids, vitamins and
minerals into more usable forms. It also helps to filter toxins from the blood
and stores certain vitamins and minerals. Our HepaPlus is a
great solution to caring for your liver and was formulated to provide a unique
blend of antioxidants to help support healthy liver function.
- Eat more
fibre: Consuming a diet that is high in fibre can improve your digestive
health. It’s also important to have a balanced diet rich in wholegrains,
vegetables, legumes and fruits. A high fibre diet can also help promote
healthy digestive functions as well as help you to maintain a healthy weight.
Try eating foods including oats, wholemeal or multigrain breads, nuts, and
brown rice; or try our Fibergy
– a natural high fibre, low GI, flavourless blend that supports digestive
fatty foods: Fatty foods slow the digestive process down and therefore by
making it harder digest you become more susceptible to constipation. To try and
limit your fatty food intake avoid fried foods and try choosing lean meats that
are lower in fat such as chicken, turkey and pork, and fish. You can also switch
from whole or reduced-fat dairy to low-fat or non-fat, and even replace butter
and margarine with olive oil.
- Stick to
a routine: Try to eat at the same time each day. This will help your body
to get into a routine and keep your digestive system in shape. It’s also
important to eat slowly as this gives your stomach time to prepare and properly
digest the food and nutrients you are giving it.
alcohol, caffeine and smoking: All of these can interfere with how your
digestive system functions. By limiting these in your diet you reduce the
chances of stomach ulcers and heartburn.
By taking on board some of these tips including supplementing
with USANA’s digestive support products, eating a well-balanced diet and doing regular
exercise you can help to improve your digestive health. For more information visit:www.usana.com
Vitamin supplements should not
replace a balanced diet.
Use only as directed. Always read the label.
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