Let’s prepare for the winter - five steps to avoid digestive problems during the winter months
The winter months are near and we can’t help but anticipate the bout of digestive problems that are sure to accompany them. It’s sad to see the disease outbreaks as the chilly month's approach. Can’t we do anything about them? Thankfully there are a number of ways we can build our immunity to prevent these diseases. In order to avoid these problems, you need to understand how they start. To sum it all up, the main culprit is the low immunity which predisposes to a number of gut disorders. Here we describe the most effective ways to prevent digestive problems during winter.
Eating ground vegetables
Vegetables and fruits are beneficial for you to eat all year round. However, ground vegetables are particularly useful thanks to their unique blend of nutrients that help fortify the immune system. These include beets, carrots, squashes and pumpkins which are all delicious and full of antioxidants. They are also rich in Vitamin C which is important to strengthen the skin as well as the cell to cell junctions, preventing pathogenic organisms from entering the body.
Warming herbs and spices
These include cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg and clove among others. Their efficacy for treating gut problems during winter months have been known for centuries. Studies have proven their role by showing the presence of valuable immune system promoters, vitamins, and antioxidants that help our body fight against potential infections.
Studies have shown the valuable effects of a fiber diet. Among the many uses includes its effect in decreasing constipation, alleviating symptoms of gut inflammation and preventing colon cancer. It also helps induce weight loss by binding to fats in the digestive tract. Once the gut environment and motility are improved, your digestive health improves, which is less likely to result in infections or gut problems later on in winter.
Many of the gut disorders stem from a primary imbalance in the natural gut flora. Probiotics are actually the good bacteria. They help to replenish the useful gut flora, prevent pathogenic bacteria from invading the gut wall. This, in turn, helps prevent inflammation of the gut wall, ensuring the integrity of the wall against pathogens, which serves to protect against many diseases. Moreover, studies suggest that eating probiotics also help prevent diarrhea and constipation, so you can say farewell to these two gut disorders for sure.
Drinking a lot of water is essential to flush the gut contents along the intestine. This helps to remove toxins and buildup of toxic products so that a healthy gut environment can be maintained. Adequate intake of water is not only necessary to maintain a healthy gut function, but is also important for the regular renal function and optimum metabolism.
There are a number of ways that you can prevent the drastic onset of gut disorders linked to the oncoming winter. These remedies are sure to help you protect yourself. You need to be consistent in order to treat an infection before it even starts. One of the best and long lasting remedies to use are probiotics. Try them out for yourself to avail their benefits!