Avoid Intestinal Problems with these Simple to Follow Rules

If you want to feel good, avoiding intestinal problems is fundamental. While it may seem trivial, if you keep your intestine in good shape, you’ll feel better too and as a result, you’ll live better.

Intestinal Problems

Keeping your intestine in good condition is not that difficult. All you need to do is to keep to a few simple rules. Sticking to these rules needn’t be hard and they certainly won’t make your life difficult.

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So, what are the rules you should follow to help you avoid intestinal problems and keep your intestine working as it should? Let’s find out!

The first thing you need to do and the first rule, and it may seem a little obvious, is to adopt a balanced and varied diet; one which provides your body with the right food every day.

The second rule is easy to stick to: just drink plenty of water. You have to drink frequently, don’t wait until you feel thirsty.  You need to drink between a litre and two litres of water a day.

The third rule is to always try to choose foods which are high in fibre. Whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables all increase levels of ruffage and this helps foods pass though your intestinal tract more easily.

While keeping to these rules, you should also reduce your daily intake of sugar. Try to keep the amount of sweets and sugary foods you eat to between 10% and 15% of your daily calorie intake – no more. A certain amount of fat, however, does need to form part of your daily diet.  Your fat intake should be no more than 25-30% of the calories your body needs. It’s a good idea to compliment your daily diet with probiotic foods such as yoghurt, as these keep your body in good condition and help keep intestine problems at bay.

So far so good? Well, to keep your intestine working as it should, there are a few other little rules that you need to follow too. Avoid, or at least try to limit smoking and your consumption of alcoholic drinks: a couple of glasses of wine a day is more than enough. On top of the rules, exercise regularly and try to get a good night’s sleep. If you can avoid stress, all the better for you and the condition of your intestine.

There you go, not too difficult to do, now is it? If you look after your intestine, you’ll keep intestine problems to a minimum and you’ll feel better too.

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