The intestines are part of the human digestive system. The main processes of food digestion take place in it, and a significant part of the nutrients and water is absorbed. The intestine is divided into two sections – thick and thin.
The glands located in the intestines secrete hormones and enzymes necessary for digestion. The length of the small intestine is 5-6 meters, and the large intestine reaches 1.5 meters. For full-fledged work, this body needs proper and nutritious nutrition.
For cleansing and proper functioning of the digestive tract, you must drink 1 glass of water daily on an empty stomach. This activates the work of internal organs and sets the necessary tone for the whole day.
Nutrition should be complete with such a distribution of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in a ratio of 1: 1: 4, respectively. For gut health, nutritionists strongly recommend four or five meals a day, and chewing food thoroughly.
The diet includes foods that stimulate intestinal motor function.
Doctors recommend avoiding foods that cause fermentation and putrefaction in the intestines. Large amounts of meat, boiled eggs and baked goods may not “like” your intestines. Vegetarian soups and borscht are very useful. Dry food contributes to the formation of fecal stones.
Foods eaten fresh, boiled or baked, as well as lightly fried foods with a crust, are good for the intestines. “Steam” dishes are useful. Vegetable fiber is the best “friend” of the intestine! Therefore, it is necessary to eat a large plate of vegetable salad daily.
Healthy foods for the intestines
- Bran. They stimulate intestinal motility, are a good prevention of dyskinesia.
- Carrot. It is very beneficial for the intestines due to its cleansing properties. Contains a large amount of fiber, which acts as a “brush” in the body. In addition, carrots destroy pathogens, which is confirmed by medical research data. Also useful for the intestinal mucosa, due to the presence of carotene.
- Beets, cabbage. A good source of fiber. They cleanse the intestines, tone up peristalsis.
- Garlic. Contains phytoncides. Destroys pathogens in the intestines, is useful for dysbiosis. A crust of bread rubbed with garlic will satisfy the body’s daily need for this product!
- Honey. Stimulates intestinal secretory function. Facilitates the absorption of nutrients.
- Pear. Contains zinc, which is essential for strengthening the immune system. Used as a fixing agent.
- Jerusalem artichoke. It is simply necessary for intestinal dysbiosis. In folk medicine, there is also an opinion that the use of boiled Jerusalem artichoke with milk completely eliminates all the consequences of dysbiosis.
- Sour milk, kefir. They contain beneficial microorganisms that are necessary for the intestinal microflora.
- Apricots, plums, figs. They have laxative properties and also contain a large amount of vitamins.
- Beans. Cleans the intestines from the accumulation of harmful substances. Used to normalize bowel function.
Traditional methods of improving the intestines
There are different ways to cleanse the intestines. Let’s dwell on the simplest and safest of them.
- Peeling with beets. The beets are cut into pieces and boiled until tender. Then grind (preferably with a blender) to a homogeneous consistency. Take half a glass 3 times a day.
- Cleansing by the method of Paul Bragg. Held once a week. Fasting – 1 to 24 hours. Then a salad of carrots with cabbage, which, like a broom, sweeps out everything unnecessary from the intestines. It is believed that after such a procedure, there is a surge of strength in the body and general recovery.
- Juice cleansing. Apples are very useful for the intestines, therefore apple juice has a mild cleansing effect. The following composition will speed up the cleansing procedure: juice of carrots, cucumbers and beets, taken in a ratio of 2: 1: 1.
Strong immunity is also essential for gut health. Therefore, such tools are useful:
- Propolis. Possesses bactericidal, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. It is used for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Tinctures of Echinacea, Eleutherococcus, Safflower Leuzea. They increase the body’s immunity, and therefore improve the functioning of the intestines.
Read also how to cleanse the intestines at home using the method of Yu.A. Andreeva.
Harmful foods for the intestines
- Meat. When consumed in large quantities, it can cause putrefactive processes.
- Peas. Causes excessive gas formation, as a result of which the absorption function of the intestine is impaired.
- Milk. In some people, due to lactose intolerance, it can cause digestive upset.