Questions arise related to maintaining good and correct intestinal health. According to the Chief Clinical Nutritionist of Hiranandani Hospital Vashi Swati Bhushan, there are millions of bacteria called microflora in the intestine. These bacteria have many benefits for the digestive and immune systems. If the immune system is healthy, then the intestine can also be healthy.
About 70 to 80 percent of the bacteria for the immune system are in the intestine. “They are friendly to the body, but will decrease when eating foods high in poisons,” Swati said. Foods that are classified as ‘high toxins’, namely carbohydrates derived from processed foods, such as corn flour, maida, sugar, salt, as well as processed foods and trans fats.
Someone can do a smart diet specifically to treat intestinal health. For example, by using a good fermentation product. Fermented foods, such as wheat, jam, nuts, fruit, and vegetables can stimulate the production of these bacteria. Thus the body can be maintained from obesity, cancer, and digestive disorders.
Then, someone can also take probiotics that are commonly found in yogurt. In addition, probiotics can also reduce symptoms, such as bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Don’t forget to avoid sugar and sweeteners. Sugar, maltose and fructose are commonly found in food. However, the substances in it are harmful to the intestine and can cause susceptibility to metabolic diseases.
If you want to eat meat, choose one without fat. Protein is very good for a healthy diet. But fatty meat can cause uncomfortable digestion. When you want to eat meat you should choose lean pieces. Even better if you avoid red meat.
Try to consume fiber insoluble and dissolved. Both types of fiber are important in helping the digestive system. Insoluble fiber is also called crude fiber which cannot be digested but adds weight to dirt. Usually commonly found in wheat, vegetables, and whole grains. Meanwhile soluble fiber helps relieve digestion that can be obtained in oats, nuts, seeds, and pods.