Intestinal health is the foundation for our health and longevity. The intestine is the main place for our body to absorb nutrients, and it is also the main place for our body to expel dross toxins. What are the manifestations of unhealthy intestines? What are the danger signs of unhealthy intestines? How should we maintain intestinal health in our daily lives?
The intestine is the main digestive organ of the human body. About 99% of the nutrients needed by the human body are digested by the intestine (the other 1% of digestion includes the mechanical chewing of the mouth and the decomposition of starch by salivary amylase). Intestinal absorption.
The intestine is not only responsible for digestion: in addition to the brain, the intestine is the most sensitive and delicate organ of the human body, which is called the second brain. There are more than 100 million neurons in the reticular nerve bundle with the intestinal wall as thin as the wings of a cicada, which can operate independently, judge and give orders. If there is a disease in the intestine, it is bound to have a bad effect on the brain. The intestine is also an important immune organ of the human body. Wherever there is mucosa, there will be lymphatic tissue. Because the intestine has the largest surface area and the most contact with foreign bacteria, the lymphoid tissue is the most developed, which gathers 70%-80% of the body's immune cells, and fights against the invading bacteria and viruses one after another.
Six main manifestations of unhealthy gut
1. Constipation. Defecation is black, hard, granular, difficult to defecate, bleeding from the anus during defecation;
2. Diarrhea, irritable bowel. It is manifested as acute and chronic diarrhea, urgency in continuous defecation, anal discomfort, irregular stool, increased water content, and significantly increased defecation frequency;
3. Smelly defecation. Normal stool should have a sour smell, not a pungent stench;
4. Farting is smelly. Harmful bacteria in the intestines produce a large amount of sulfide gas, causing frequent fart;
5. Bad breath. The breath exhaled from the mouth emits an unpleasant smell;
6. The skin is rough and dull. The toxins in the body cannot be eliminated in time and are absorbed by the body, which will cause the appearance of rough skin, dullness, and acne.
("Second Brain" needs to be healthy)
Red flags for gut health
Bad bacteria such as clostridia have risen sharply. This phenomenon is called "intestinal aging". In recent years, it is common in young people who lack exercise, work stress, and eat imbalanced diet. Many people's biological age is only 30-40 years old, but the "intestinal age" has aged to 60-70 years old.
Studies have pointed out that when the intestinal tract is aging and the intestinal flora is unbalanced, the incidence of almost all adult diseases such as arteriosclerosis, Alzheimer's, and malignant tumors will increase significantly, leading to rapid deterioration of body functions and rapid decline in health index. It can be said that aging starts in the intestine, and the aging of the intestine accelerates the aging of the whole body.
Stool is a "letter" from the intestines. The chairman of the World Microecology Society Mitsuoka Zhizu clearly pointed out in his popular Japanese health book-"Intestinal Revolution" that the stool that people dismissed in the past is exactly what the human body is healthy. Measuring gauge".
If your stool is black, smelly, too soft or too hard, you may have ulcers or cancer!
If you have chronic enteritis, it may induce colorectal cancer!
If you are a female, constipation is prone to breast cancer!
Such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures, constipation also has a great influence in the occurrence of diseases such as colon cancer, breast disease and Alzheimer's disease. More seriously, constipation is also one of the common causes of acute myocardial infarction and stroke.
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First of all: do not use antibiotics indiscriminately, and do not smoke. Long-term use of antibiotics will weaken the resistance and immunity of the intestinal tract, cause a decline in immunity, lead to the growth of pathogenic bacteria, and cause flora imbalance. Smoking can cause intestinal motility disorders, cause hypermotility or inhibition, and aggravate the symptoms of diarrhea or constipation.
Second: "live use" of probiotics. Probiotics are like a great green wall, they can resist the "enemy" attack and faithfully guard human health. It can provide the human body with essential vitamin supplies, change the intestinal environment, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and foreign pathogens, improve allergies, and perform immune regulation, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora and improving its immunity. Drinking a bottle of probiotic beverage every day after meals can help the intestines do exercise.
To have a healthy intestinal tract, we have to get rid of bad lifestyle habits, such as smoking, abuse of antibiotics, and long-term eating of fried and spicy food, etc., to get rid of these bad habits to avoid external factors that damage the intestines. Secondly, we must have a healthy and optimistic attitude so that we can be healthy from the inside out.