Having a healthy digestive system is important for overall health and well being. It’s also something that we often take for granted. Your digestive system does so much for you — from extracting nutrients from your food to keeping your body regulated in all areas of nutritional, physical, mental, and emotional health. The bottom line is, a poor digestive system will lead to less than optimal health in these areas. That’s why it’s important to recognize the symptoms of a healthy digestive system and how to support your digestion with strategies like diet, exercise, improving stress management skills, hydration, and more! Here are just a few examples of what healthy digestion looks like.
You have regular bowel movements that don't take effort.
Yes, brown is the new black. Regular bowel movements should be fairly regular! Now, regular means at least 2-3 times a day. Sometimes it means 4 or more. This can vary for people who are constipated, so what's normal for you may be different than someone else. You may need to see your doctor if you aren't having bowel movements at least 3 times a week. The best marker of constipation is not having symptoms and getting at least one "movement" in the morning. Fiber can dramatically help when it comes to becoming more regular.
After you eat you should not feel stuffed or bloated.
After you eat you should feel comfortably satisfied but not bloated, stuffed or gassy. I know eating is supposed to be fun and enjoyable especially when you’re out on a date. But overeating can cause upset stomach and other digestive problems, so be sure to include fiber rich foods in your diet like fruits, veggies and whole grains. If you’re on a strict protein-diet or the like, Steel Stool Fiber is a great way to achieve your fiber intake without impacting your diet.
You sleep soundly through the night.
While sleep disruptions have many underlying causes, digestive disorders can cause you to wake during the night because of acid reflux or because you feel the urgent need to have a bowel movement. Steel Stool Capsules or Powder may be the remedy needed for a good night’s sleep.
Fiber plays a key role in managing our digestion, but most of us don’t eat nearly enough. While the average person eats just 15 grams of fiber a day, many experts recommend at least 30 grams per day for good gut health. Our Fiber Calculator can help you learn what’s right for you!
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