The digestive system processes food and extracts the nutrients our body needs to function optimally.
Eating disorders, food intolerance, changing the bowel rhythm, significant weight loss, nausea and even bleeding are signs that alert us to possible problems in the digestive system.
This system is highly effective. The small intestine absorbs much of the nutrients, the circulatory system stores these nutrients to distribute throughout the body. Digestive hormones also contribute to the digestive process.
When we get older, we need to take better care of our diet. It is recommended to avoid fried foods, spicy, with many sauces or salt. In the same way it is advisable not to eat late at night, because gastro-esophageal reflux appears when we are sleeping.
A balanced diet, frequent physical activity and sleep between 6 and 8 hours daily prevents the digestive system from presenting problems over the years. Getting enough water is also an important habit.