While you eat, sleep, work, and play, there is a war raging inside you. Nothing for you to be alarmed of; it is just your average daily bacteria at play. Did you know that your gut is home to two types of bacteria? The good and the bad.
Constipation is a common health problem characterised by irregular bowel movements and hard stools that are difficult to pass. Constipation is often caused by a few factors, ranging from a poor diet to a lack of exercise. So, can you fix it? Actually, you can – with bananas! Although some people may claim that bananas cause constipation, there are those who swear by these long yellow fruit that can help prevent it.
Did you know that despite regularly eating a balanced diet, you can still suffer from poor nutrient absorption? Imagine that! If you’re eating three meals a day and still feeling hungry; your gut could be clogged. It’s not what you eat, but what you absorb that matters.
When food is eaten, it is digested by our stomach and small intestines before entering our colon (large intestine) for further digestion, absorption of water and elimination of undigested food. As waste build up in the colon can cause toxins to be released into our blood circulation, it is important to regularly cleanse our colon.