Top 8 Tips for Healthy Intestines

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 17, 2015

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Want to savour your foods without the worry of damaging your intestines? Take these healthy tips into consideration and you'll have a sound digestive system.
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    Keeping the Gut Healthy

    No matter how much you ignore it but you cannot change the fact that your gut plays a crucial role in your overall health. An effective and healthy digestive system can help you keep several problems at bay. Healthy intestines can prove to be a promising factor in improving your health by helping you stay fit, leaner and active. It will also help you avoid several health problems. So, how do you look after your gut? Here are the best ways to keep your intestines healthy and ensure better overall health. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Drink Loads

    Before you start making your own conclusion, let me make it clear that we are talking about drinking as much water as you can. Staying hydrated is one of the most crucial requirements of your body. Same is the case with your digestive system, including your intestines. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help prevent more problems than you can think of. Hydrated cells are not prone to impact from free radicals. Proper hydration will also support your body’s natural detoxification process to remove all the impurities from the gut. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Probiotics

    If you are not taking probiotics yet, you are depriving your gut of a lot of healthy support. Your digestive system may have to work a lot considering the variety of healthy foods that you may eat. Probiotics offer that much-needed help to your intestines. Include probiotics in your diet including yogurt to keep your gut healthy and efficient. Yogurt is rich in the healthy and good bacteria that support your intestine in absorbing essential nutrients from the food. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Overeating? A Big ‘No’

    While it could be almost unavoidable to say no to all the delicious food that you get in your plate, you must say no to overeating. Enjoy your food, but never forget the basic fact that overeating can never be harmless. Overeating has far more disadvantages than you may think. It can throw the release of digestive enzymes out of proportion, disturbing your otherwise healthy digestive system. Eat only as much as you think is enough to satisfy your hunger and meet your nutritional requirement. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Lean Meat

    If you love non-veg food, you should choose your meat wisely. Buy lean meat such as skinless poultry and fish when you visit the local meat store the next time because these are associated with several health benefits. Lean meat supports digestion and boosts intestinal function. Lean meats provide the essential protein composition required for better digestion and healthy intestines. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Avoid Red Meat

    Not only should you eat lean meat, you should also try and avoid red meat which is high side in saturated fat. Saturated fat increases bad cholesterol and promotes indigestion. If you cannot completely cut down your red meat intake, make sure you reduce it to a moderate amount. Also try foods including lean meat. If you are not a big fan of red meat, you should just stick to lean meat and enjoy your food.Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Fibre

    Nothing can be better for your intestines than fibre. Fibre-rich foods promote digestive health and keep your intestines healthy and effective. High-fibre diets also aid in weight loss. Fibre helps in digestion and prevents constipation, easing pressure on the intestines. Several fibre-rich foods are also rich in numerous nutrients that promote intestinal health. Add more fibre to your diet to keep your intestines healthy. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Exercise

    While you can rely on your foods and water for lot of benefits for your digestion, you would also have to put some effort into it. Make it a habit to exercise every day. Daily physical exercise is one of the best ways to ensure healthy digestion. Get regular exercise if you wish to flush out these toxins and keep your intestines stay healthy and fit. Moreover, you will also be preventing several health problems. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Fruits And Vegetables

    Well, you don’t have to be reminded about this, but you need to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables for healthy digestive system and gut. While all of us know the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, most of us don’t make it a part of our diets. Fruits and vegetables are a wonderful source of essential nutrients that serve benefits to the body's several organs. Image Courtesy: Getty

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