Seven habits harmful to digestion

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The process of digestion in the human body can be affected by various factors – improper nutrition is only one reason. In order to promote a healthy intestinal flora, you must avoid certain things.

1/7Do you also tend to fill your plate with as much food as possible? Many probably know this as the typical “all you can eat” and canteen phenomenon. You are actually not hungry, but the pasta portion is still bigger. It gets more difficult for the intestines when you eat these amounts at once. The body needs a lot of energy to digest large portions of food – even more if the foods are fatty or sugary. The result: a feeling of fullness, belching, abdominal pain, fatigue. It is better to satisfy your hunger in small portions throughout the day, this relieves the burden on the intestines. (iconic image) © Serenethos / Imago
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2/7Do you also belong to those who like to eat your meals quickly, under time pressure or on the go? It has been proven that people who eat less quickly also chew less. This then means an extra burden on the gastrointestinal tract and digestion, as more energy must be expended to break down food. At the same time, when you eat quickly, you swallow air, which in turn causes flatulence. Try to take your time eating your meals and chew them consciously. After all, eating should be fun. (iconic image) © sonjachnuj / Imago
With Wheat & Co.: Why Are Whole Grains the Healthiest Option?
3/7Not only does fiber fill you up, but it also promotes digestion by binding water and being able to move more food through the intestines. Spelled, wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn and whole wheat flour as well as muesli with a higher grain content are all high in fiber. Although the components of grains are healthy, large amounts can also stress the intestines and digestion. People with sensitive gut bacteria often react to too much fiber in their digestive tract. There is increased gas formation, which leads to unpleasant, painful flatulence. If you don’t drink enough water, you’re more likely to get constipated, because fiber is harder to break down and digest. It is recommended to eat 40 grams of fiber per day, which is about three cups. Most Germans eat no more than 22 grams per day, which is not enough on average for good digestion. (iconic image) © Christin Klose / dpa-tmn
Different kind of sausage
4/7Foods that are high in fat, such as sausage and meat, imbalance the intestinal flora and can make digestion more difficult. Anyone who regularly eats a diet that is too high in fat and sugar risks health consequences such as colon cancer. According to the German Cancer Agency, the risk will increase particularly through the consumption of red meat and sausages. (iconic image) © wsf-sh / Imago
Burnt pizza is thrown away
5/7burnt food? If you think it’s not bad to eat the black parts, you’re wrong. Because burning can produce carcinogens that harm the intestinal flora and can significantly increase the risk of stomach and colon cancer. If in doubt, it is best to avoid eating burnt food. Therefore, when cooking and roasting, make sure that the food is prepared at lower temperatures and therefore for a longer period of time than at a very high temperature and faster. (icon image) © AndreyPopov / Imago
Two people knocking on glasses with beer mugs (avatar).
6/7Although alcohol is part of a social gathering for many people, it is a real challenge for the gut and digestion. Many beers, wines, and wines attack the gut bacteria. Regular and frequent consumption also increases the risk of colon cancer. To reduce your risk, you should not consume more than 370 milliliters of beer or 160 milliliters of wine per day, according to Apotheken Umschau. (iconic image) © imago images / Panthermedia
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7/7Stress and mental stress can have a very negative effect on digestion in the digestive system. The consequences are often abdominal pain, cramps, flatulence, and diarrhea or constipation. Symptoms can be reduced or even avoided with stress reduction and targeted relaxation phases. (icon image) © AndreyPopov / Imago

The intestines have many bacteria and microorganisms that have a significant impact on physical and mental health. Certain lifestyle habits and factors can negatively affect gut microbiota and digestion, sometimes with serious consequences such as cancer or chronic inflammation.

Intestinal Disorders: Ten Habits Harmful to Digestion

If there are too few protective bacteria in the intestines, this leads to certain symptoms and diseases:

Alcohol, smoking, and fatty foods are just a few of the reasons your gut flora and digestion become imbalanced and can lead to unpleasant symptoms or even illnesses.

This article only contains general information on the relevant health topic and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or medication. It does not in any way replace a visit to the doctor. Unfortunately, our editors are not permitted to answer individual questions about clinical images.

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