Food and home remedies to take care of our intestinal flora

The health digestive is measured by how well we are able to take care of our intestinal flora. There are not only foods, but also remedies and habits that we can take to protect it.

We also call our intestinal flora microbiota, which is the set of microorganisms that are normally located in different places of the bodies of living beings.

Thus, human beings have a responsibility towards our digestive tract, which is responsible for breaking down food and drinks in nutrients.

The microbiota decomposes

And those nutrients provide different organs of our body with properties that we can benefit from. The microbiota is in charge of that same decomposition.

So we must ensure that its machinery is sufficiently oiled so that the blood is able to absorb the nutrients.

Gets its own microbiota prevent mental disorders and pathologies when the organ fulfills the function entrusted to it, since the brain also has an essential role.

Specialists in nutrition and dietetics affirm that there is a relationship between the composition of the intestinal flora and brain function, as well as behavior.

If we do not manage to take care of our intestinal flora as we should, sometimes we will not be able to avoid the appearance of diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, in English).

Occurs in this pathology when stomach acid rises into the esophagus or throat. Then we can also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, in English).

We will have abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, with constipation, diarrhea or both symptoms, so we must go to our specialist.

Food and other remedies

We must always maintain as a main priority a varied diet , orderly and rich to avoid this type of problem and prevent many others.

Take note of these recommendations about what foods can come in handy and what other home remedies you can adopt.

  • Three pieces of fruit daily and two dishes of vegetable and vegetables take a lot of fiber, something that is convenient and a lot.
  • You can add legumes, cereals or yogurts to these dishes, which will provide us with very advantageous microorganisms that will help our intestinal flora.
  • On the other hand, you can add dried fruit such as raisins or plums.
  • Drinking water, at least two liters a day, is also a sufficient condition.

The Spanish Digestive System Foundation (FEAD), publishes more recommendations for digestive well-being.

Among them, is making the five famous foods chewing correctly. Reduce the consumption of foods with animal fat, as well as fried foods.

We must reduce the consumption of flatulent foods and caffeine, which does not bring anything good. Also eat fish between three and five days a week.

We must avoid the consumption of alcohol and tobacco, which are harmful to our entire body. And play sports with an exercise plan and a lot of perseverance.