The intestine is an organ as important as it is neglected. We prove it on a daily basis by stuffing ourselves with processed foods, forgetting about moderation at the table, ignoring the warning signals our “guts” send us. And the intestines are patient, but by the time… It’s time to improve relations with them.
The matter is serious. If you don’t believe us, believe the statistics. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. Significantly, the disease attacks men more often than women. This regularity can largely be related to lifestyle. Gentlemen smoke more cigarettes, consume more alcohol, and tend to pay less attention to their diet. And it is of key importance in the prevention of intestinal diseases.
Eat healthy – that is, the topic of the river. For the sake of the intestines, first of all, you should focus on products rich in fiber. Regular consumption of plant fiber is important for at least two reasons. First of all, it works like a “ramrod”: it cleans our digestive tract of food debris, clears it and helps remove harmful residues of the digestive process.
Second, Bl hennik is food for “good” bacteria. And the proper microbiome plays a key role in the proper functioning of not only the intestines, but also the entire body. However, fiber isn’t everything. Eating well also means – to put it simply – reducing the consumption of processed foods and sugar, and getting the right amount of vitamins, trace elements and antioxidants.
You can’t do without traffic. Ideally, it should be an integral part of our “timetable”. It doesn’t have to be a competitive sport. It is enough to apply a set of simple exercises, a run or an intense walk several times a week. Physical activity has a positive effect on the functioning of the circulatory system, which determines the efficiency and health of the entire body. It also increases resistance to oxidative stress caused by free radicals and helps fight inflammation – thus reducing the risk of developing cancer.
Quit smoking, reduce drinking!
Smoking is not only a threat to the respiratory system. The nicotine addiction triggers a whole cascade of reactions in the body that have a negative impact on health, including by intensifying inflammatory and neoplastic processes. The matter is less clear-cut with alcohol. For example, red wine contains powerful antioxidants. It is also known that ethanol lowers the concentration of “bad” cholesterol in the blood. However, the World Cancer Report 2014 published by the World Health Organization shows that from the point of view of cancer prevention, no amount of alcohol can be considered safe. It’s best to run common sense and… just drink as little as possible.