Scientific research continues to highlight the strong link between gut health and general health both physical and mental health. A better awareness of this link has fueled the growing popularity of digestive enzymes, probiotics and other digestive health products.
Terranova's formulas for digestive health are developed with holistic principles, using scientifically validated technologies that help overcome the main challenges to the stability and activity of enzymes and probiotic strains that are friendly to the digestive system. Terranova products for digestive health are made 100% without additives and are 100% compatible with vegan diets.
Education in nutrition means digestive health
Fast food diets based on foods processed with preservatives, rich in refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and food additives are considered to have an increased risk for the development of digestive disorders. Food additives, including glucose, salt and other chemicals contribute to the development of various types of intestinal inflammation, which lead to digestive disorders. Unsaturated fats are found in many commercially processed foods, they lead to negative effects on heart health, but have also been associated with an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. Moreover, processed foods such as low-calorie beverages and ice cream often contain artificial sweeteners, which can cause digestive problems. Consumption of artificial sweeteners (xylitol, erythriol) can lead to bloating and diarrhea, and studies also suggest that artificial sweeteners may increase the number of harmful intestinal bacteria. Imbalances among intestinal bacteria have been linked to irritable bowel syndrome and the development of intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Fortunately, scientific evidence suggests that nutrient-rich diets protect against digestive diseases. Therefore, eating a diet based on unprocessed foods and limiting the intake of processed foods may be best for optimal digestion.
Your body needs a lot of fibers
A high-fiber diet promotes regular bowel movements and can protect against many digestive disorders. Three common types of fiber are soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as prebiotics. It is known that fiber is beneficial for good digestion. The soluble fiber absorbs water and helps add mass to the stool. Insoluble fiber acts like a huge toothbrush, helping the digestive tract to function in the best conditions. Soluble fiber is found in oat bran, nuts and seeds, while vegetables, whole grains and wheat bran are good sources of insoluble fiber. A high-fiber diet has been linked to a reduced risk of digestive disorders, including ulcers, reflux, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and IBS. Prebiotics are found in many fruits, vegetables and seeds. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that feeds your healthy intestinal bacteria. Diets rich in this fiber have been shown to reduce the risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
Supplement your diet with nutrients that can help support the functioning of the digestive tract.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can improve digestive health when administered as nutritional supplements. These healthy bacteria help digestion by breaking down indigestible fibers, which can otherwise cause gas and bloating.
Probiotics can improve the symptoms of bloating, gas and pain in people with irritable bowel syndrome and can improve the symptoms of constipation and diarrhea.
Probiotics are found in fermented foods such as garlic, kimchi and miso, as well as yogurts that have live and active cultures. They are also available as capsules. A good probiotic supplement will contain a mixture of strains, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for a healthy gut, and zinc deficiency can lead to various gastrointestinal disorders.
The digestive system is made up of organs that work in synergy.
These organs take in the food and fluids consumed and break them down into simpler forms, such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. The nutrients are then transported to the small intestine and bloodstream, where they provide energy for growth and healing.
Digestive enzymes are needed for this process because they break down molecules such as fats, proteins and carbohydrates into even smaller molecules that can be easily absorbed.
There are three main types of digestive enzymes: Proteases, which break down proteins into small peptides and amino acids, Lipases, which break down fats into three fatty acids, plus a glycerol molecule, Amylases, which break down carbohydrates like starch into simple sugars. Enzymes are also developed by the body in the small intestine - lactase, maltase and sucrase.
If the body cannot develop enough digestive enzymes, food molecules cannot be digested properly. This can lead to digestive disorders such as lactose intolerance. Thus, eating foods rich in natural digestive enzymes can help improve digestion.
Nutrients from natural sources are necessary for a healthy digestive tract.
A sustained intake of probiotics, glutamine and zinc can improve digestion. Maintaining a diet based on whole foods, rich in fiber, healthy fats and nutrients, is the first step towards good digestion. Simple practices and habits such as careful eating, stress reduction, and exercise can also be beneficial.
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