The gut plays an important role in maintaining overall health, and the key to this is the trillions of bacteria that live in it. As you understand, the good bacteria must prevail over the bad bacteria. An imbalance between beneficial and harmful bacteria in the intestines can cause a number of chronic diseases – from inflammatory diseases to obesity and diabetes.

1. Eat more fiber, which keeps the intestinal cells healthy. Fiber is a vegetable component. It is not found in animal products. Generally, most people need about 25g of dietary fiber per day. If you are obese or overweight, this amount may be slightly higher (about 30g). This norm is considered sufficient for the normal functioning of digestion, metabolism and disease prevention.

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2. Reduce consumption of sweet and fatty food. Sugar feeds fungi and suppresses intestinal flora.

3. Drink enough water. Water helps digestion, ensuring the proper supply of minerals and nutrients to the body. Start your day with a glass of water to energize your body.

4. Use probiotics. With a sufficient number of these beneficial bacteria in the intestines, all digestion processes proceed correctly: food breakdown, absorption of nutrients, etc. Sources of probiotics are all fermented milk products or probiotics in capsules💊

5. Massage the abdomen. Soft circular movements clockwise around the navel. After that, slowly move to the ribs and pelvic area. This will benefit the colon.

6. Avoid stress – it contributes to the production of the hormone cortisol, which does not have the best effect on digestion. The release of cortisol leads to a change in blood flow and secretion in the intestines, inhibiting the growth of beneficial microflora.