How Poor Nutrition Contributes To Digestive Problems

How Poor Nutrition Contributes To Digestive Problems


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Problems. How Poor Nutrition Contributes To Digestive
Problems. America stands out as the shining example
of poor nutrition. There is a popular acronym used in the dietary
health field and it is called SAD. This stands for Standard American Diet. Understand there is no implication that every
other country has perfectly healthy diets. There are people in places all over the world
suffering from the consequences of a poor diet. Often, there is little choice due to poverty. In America, poor nutrition is rampant through
all economic classes. Poor nutrition comes from a lack of nutrients. Poor nutrition also comes from the vast variety
of processed junk foods that fill supermarket shelves and the endless options in fast food
restaurants that offer quick fix meals for our fast-paced lives that overlook the main
purposes of eating, nutrition! What Is Poor Nutrition? The most obvious aspect of an unhealthy diet
is an abundance of processed foods and a lack of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy grains. What has happened is people have created a
lifestyle in which they mostly consume fast food and processed foods. There is a common misunderstanding about what
food actually is. The misunderstanding is that food is only
something, which tastes good and is eaten to fill up the stomach. This is only true if you are starving. Real food has nutritional content such as
vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and natural, non-processed carbohydrates. Poor Nutrition And Intestinal Health. A diet low in fiber and high in saturated
fats leads to constipation. Constipation is a serious issue. The body must eliminate what it digests, ideally
within eight to ten hours after consumption. In order for this to happen, there has to
be plenty of fiber in the diet and sufficient water intake. Without the right amount of fiber and water,
stools become hard and it is difficult for the intestines to move them out. This causes the colon to swell as it holds
feces for days or even weeks. In order to compensate for the overload, the
colon develops diverticula, which are finger-like growths stemming from the colon walls. Next diverticulitis sets in when the diverticula
become infected and inflamed. According to Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND, a
renowned and respected Naturopathic Physician, this leads to inflammatory bowel disease,
peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and other serious digestive diseases. Nutrient absorption declines rapidly and the
rest of the body suffers further disease. Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have
proven a clear link with a diet low in fibers from fruits and vegetables and colon cancer. Fiber Is Not All You Need. One could take this information and assume
they can simply add a fiber supplement to their diets and then they can eat all the
nutritionally deficient food desired. The reality is that a balanced group of nutrients
is required in order to maintain optimal digestive health. There are several nutrients, which are the
basic essentials: • Protein, • Healthy fats, • Carbohydrates, • Fiber, • Vitamins, • Minerals, • Water, • Antioxidants, Without all of these nutrients in proper balance,
the digestive system develops toxicity and disease, further disrupting nutrient absorption. With regard to fiber, we need between 20-30
grams daily, consumed throughout the day. This fiber should come from fresh fruits,
vegetables, and whole grains. The USDA recommends 5-9 full servings of whole
fruits and vegetables daily. Interestingly, when you eat 5-9 servings of
vegetables and fruits daily, not only do you avoid constipation, you get plenty of vitamins,
minerals, and antioxidants. The idea is to cut out processed foods and
fast foods and eat whole foods in their original form. Start to optimize your diet and get the proper
nutrition. Then digestive problems can be healed. Follow a “rainbow diet.” Colorful fruits and vegetables are the ones
containing high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The good news is that while poor nutrition
contributes to digestive problems, good nutrition leads to digestive healing. If you’ve liked the video give it a thumb
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