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Dieting Tips to Improve Digestive Health

The fitness industry is thriving! How many athletic centers and studios are open in and around your neighborhood? More people are turning to exercise to address their health concerns by working out with greater frequency and eating less. While increasing your physical fitness is admirable and highly encouraged, eating less isn't the answer to improving your health.

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Your diet affects your overall mental and physical health. In society, too much emphasis is placed on the number of calories in a meal, rather than the quality of the food consumed. While there are numerous fitness options, the number of gyms cannot compete with the availability and affordability of fast food chains.

A diet lacking proper nutrition can increase your risk of obesity and digestive disorders. Twenty-five percent of the population suffers from a digestive disorder, including upper abdominal pain, indigestion, and heartburn. The condition of the stomach’s inner lining relies on a careful balance between aggressive and defensive factors. Disruption of this balance leads to major digestive problems.

Your digestive tract provides a greater function than just processing food. The gastrointestinal tract holds about 85% of your immune system; roughly one hundred trillion healthy bacteria live in the GI tract. These microorganisms improve digestion, increase immunity, and may even help you slim down.

The average person does not have enough friendly microorganisms in their digestive tract. Insufficient levels of beneficial bacteria in the intestine cannot combat the harmful effects of unhealthy bacteria. A high volume of bad bacterium impedes food digestion, produces toxins, and leads to serious health problems.

Probiotics maintain balance in the GI tract

Beneficial microorganisms assist with food absorption, immunity, and contribute to the manufacture of vitamins. To encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in your digestive system, you can start by eating more fermented foods. Fermented foods are a natural probiotic, full of live bacteria that replenish and maintain the right proportion of healthy microorganisms in your body. Just a half-cup of fermented vegetables, eaten with one to three meals each day, will greatly benefit your digestive health.

Use Pro EM-1 to promote healthy bacteria growth

Diets consisting mainly of processed foods, low fiber, and high sugar, encourage pathogenic bacteria growth that, if left unchecked, will overwhelm the friendly bacteria. For an extra boost to your digestive health, try a liquid daily probiotic supplement, like Pro EM-1® Probiotic Cleanse. The health benefits of probiotics are often understated. The human digestive tract is an exceptionally complex internal habitat. Supplements like Pro EM-1 help correct the balance of microorganisms in the GI tract.

Regular consumption of probiotics – natural or supplemented – has proven to be beneficial when treating a range of bodily issues, including irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, colitis, acne, and eczema. There have been indications that probiotics can also help decrease the likelihood of ulcers, infections, allergies, and diseases.

This summer, take a whole body approach to your health. Evaluate your diet and nutrition, in addition to your physical activity. Be proactive about your digestive health, and don’t wait for a problem to arise.