Keeping the entire digestive system at optimal working condition is vital for attaining total body health.
The 2 most important digestive health tills and why
Digestive health tip #1 – Eliminate all sugars from your diet. Man-made refined sugars cause many problems for the digestive system and are one of the main reasons our society is the unhealthiest and overweight in history.
The reasons for this are many, and as Dr. Nancy Appleton wrote in her book “Lick The Sugar Habit”, one of the most dangerous things sugar does is destroy minerals. Unbalanced mineral levels affect things like your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and this can cause all kinds of deficiencies.
Dangerous refined sugars come in many names: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, malt dextrose, sucrose and the group of artificial sweeteners: aspartame, sucrolos, and saccharin.
It’s very hard to find processed foods in the supermarket that don’t contain one of these. There are alternatives in the more natural and organic stores and of course at home you can avoid these by using natural things like unpasteurized raw honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia which can be bought as a natural extract from a plant.
Digestive health tip #2 – Avoid trans fats. This includes all hydrogenated oils. This is another main reason our society is unhealthier and fatter than ever before.
These oils are made using extremely harsh and dangerous chemicals. One such chemical is a solvent called hexane, which comes from gasoline! Heavy metals are added using a high heating treatment and then it’s finally deodorized and bleached.
Some of these chemicals and solvents stay in the finished product because the FDA allows it. Not surprising, since it’s these substances that accelerate the destruction of our health.
These same hydrogenated oils are also used as an industrial products but when used in the foods we eat, and they are in most of them, they cause inflammation and clogged arteries which can lead to a number of serious health problems.
But you can buy a pharmaceutical drug that was approved by the FDA to treat these problems. Of course that drug will have a list of other side effects that may or may not be worse than your original problem. And so it goes.
Now that you know a few facts about man-made sugars and highly processed trans fats from hydrogenated car oil, I mean food oil, can you see how easily these can be the 2 most important digestive health tips?
Don’t forget, most diseases start off inside our intestines, which are part of the digestive system.