More and more types of digestive problems are affecting a significant number of Americans and it is directly affecting their lifestyle. According to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Americans reports above 81 million cases of chronic digestive problems each year. This correlation has brought about the recent researches and studies made by some private agencies in the US and outside America. But here’s good news. People who are suffering from digestive problems may not have to skip work or miss out on leisure activities just because of their poor digestive health.
The first step towards achieving a healthy digestive tract is by eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables which are rich in nutrients. These foods are beneficial to your digestive tract. According to Leo Treyzon, MD, from the divisions of Digestive Diseases and Clinical Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, nutrients filled foods includes dried fruits, like California dried plums, as well as fresh berries and apples. These types of foods are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that give a wide variety of health benefits. Other foods containing fiber, protein, calcium and vitamin D are also good choices for boosting your digestive health.
California dried plums according to Treyzon are particularly good for digestive health because it contains a unique combination of nutrients, such as soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, potassium and magnesium. It also contains a high amount of plant substances called polyphenols. This substance contains strong antioxidants that protect DNA against damage, decrease inflammation and results cancer formation.
Treyzon give emphasis to the fact that people must learn about the specific types of food which are good in people’s digestive system. This way, they will also realize the positive impact nutrition has on lifestyle and overall health. He also added that a healthy digestive system improves a person’s immune system and may reduce the risk of developing some chronic diseases, such as heart disease and some forms of cancer.
To sum it all up, Treyzon added that if you make positive food choices, always bear in mind that it’s important to eat adequate amounts of protein, especially vegetable protein. It is also important to choose fats wisely, avoid concentrated sweets, drink plenty of fluids and engage in enjoyable physical activities for at least 30 minutes everyday. Make this a daily habit and you are on your way to a healthier you.