Good Digestion Do's & Don'ts - Lily of the Desert

Good Digestion Do’s & Don’ts

A healthy digestive system is essential to our quality of life because it affects our overall health and well-being. The human gut is responsible for several important activities, including processing and breaking down food, extracting vital nutrients, and eliminating waste, so maintaining your digestive health is critical.

We all have a part to play in our gut health! Today we’re looking at factors that promote digestive wellness and those that can work against it.

Good Digestion Do’s

  • Healthy Eating: We can never over-emphasize the advantages of eating a nutritious diet. It provides the tools your digestive system needs to function as it should. Your body is counting on the nutrients found in healthy foods, so consuming fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fiber is essential.
  • Keep Moving: Besides eating well, regular exercise is another critical factor in the digestive process. Physical activities stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and help “keep things moving.” Consistent movement also supports the generation of healthy bacteria in the gut microbiome.

The Don’ts

  • Extreme Dieting: One of the worst things you can do to your digestive system is compromise it with crash diets. Sudden and radical calorie intake or food source shifts can upset the natural digestive rhythm. Restrictive eating can also deplete the body of vitamins and minerals and derail your metabolism.
  • Stress & Anxiety: Because of the two-way connection between the brain and the digestive system, stress and anxiety can tremendously impact the gut. Known as the Gut-Brain Axis, the relationship is driven by continuous chemical signals. Feelings of stress or anxiety can “press the pause button” on digestion leading to constipation, bloating, and heartburn.  

The Benefits of Healthy Digestion

When your digestive system works as it should, you’ll enjoy multiple benefits that can enhance your overall health and outlook. These include:

  • Improved Bioavailability: Helps your body access the vitamins and minerals in the foods and supplements you consume.
  • Improved Immunity: 70% of your immune system resides in the gut. Healthy digestion translates into better functioning immune cells that help fight off bacteria and infection.  
  • Healthy Weight Management: A healthy metabolism is directly linked to a well-balanced digestive system. This correlation can help promote healthy weight.
  • Better Mental Health: The connection between the gut and the brain produces neurotransmitters like serotonin. These chemical messengers work to balance mood and minimize symptoms of depression.
  •  Increased Energy: When the digestive system operates efficiently, nutrient access is optimized, creating more energy.

To experience these benefits, the digestive tract requires consistent support to protect the gut microbiome and help it stay in balance. The easiest way to achieve this goal is by using our Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula. This unique blend of organic aloe and digestion-supporting herbs provides essential support before and after meals.

This calming formula works with your stomach acid, balances pH, increases nutrient absorption, soothes the digestive and urinary tracts, and enhances antioxidant support to promote healthy digestion.

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