Low Fat Recipe    Chicken Recipes   Chinese Recipes    Healthy Recipes   Soups   Vegetarian Recipes    Organic Gardening 
Crockpot Recipes
    Copycat Recipes   Meat Dishes   Dessert Recipes    Health & FItness Articles     Submitted Articles

Health Articles

Body Mass Index
Bone Health
Bone Health & Good Posture
Boost Immune System
Canola Oil & Cooking
Calcium & Health Bones
Cooking Receipes
Cooking With Garlic & Ginger
Cookware & Healthy Eating
Computer Vision Syndrome
Diet Journal, Nutrition Journal
Exercise for Bone Health
Eye Health and Nutrition
Fat In Our Diet
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable
Grocery Shopping List

Healthy Cooking
Healthy Diet Guide
Healthy Eating Guide
Healthy Weight & Healthy Heart
Human Digestive System
Immune System Boosting Foods
Lower Cholesterol Foods
Macular Degeneration
Maintain Healthy Heart
Healthy Heart Diet
Healthy Heart Recipes
Healthy Weight Loss
Natural Health & Fitness 1
Natural Health & Fitness 2
Natural Health & Fitness 3
Natural Health & Fitness 4
Osteoporosis Symptom
Processed Sugar & Nutrasweet
Vitamin A, C, E for Eyes

Delicious Chinese
Vegetarian Cooking

Low Fat Recipes

Fat Facts
Fat Reduction Tips
Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup
Italian Vegetable Soup

Low Fat Cake Recipe
Low Fat Chicken Recipe
Low Fat Low Calories
Low Fat Snacks
Low Fat Soup Recipe
Low Fat Foods
Low Fat Receipes
Mushroom Okra Curry
Ham and Pepper Pizza
Passion Fruit Sundaes
Stawberry Melon Salad
Tagliatelle Milanese
Thai Beef Salad Recipe
Tuna Vegetable Pasta
Zesty Lemon Fishcakes


Human Digestive System & Digestion

Your Digestive System Health

Your digestive system is a bunch of hollow organs joined with a long and twisting tube that stretches from your mouth to your rear end. Your ‘digestive tubes’ are 18 feet long, and there are over 400 species inside of it!

Food Digestion Process

digestive system pictureYour digestive system breaks down the food you eat, and make it easily absorbed by your body. Your mouth, stomach, and intestines produce juices that help digest food. Other organs such as liver, pancreas, and stomach also play major roles in food digestion.

When you eat food, they’re not in the form readily available for the body to absorb, so your body relies on digestion to break down food into smaller parts. The nutrients are then absorbed and carried throughout your body by your blood. It’s used for energy, repair and growth, and a host of other functions.

The organs in your digestive system contain muscles that enable the walls to move. This continuous movement moves food through your digestive system, and its called peristalsis. Imagine a wave continually rising and falling on your digestive organ walls, and you can imagine how food is moved.

If something’s not going right in your digestive system, you’ll be quick to find out. I don’t want to bore you with details about the digestive system. I’m more interested about showing you how you can improve your health by improving your digestive system.

Human Digestive System Problem Signals

I’m no stranger to digestive problems, and most people aren’t either – they just won’t admit it. Although I’m healthy, and rarely get sick, I would have to admit that my stomach is the weakest link in my health.

Even if you think your stomach is perfectly healthy, you should take good care of it. Most people don’t realize that they have stomach problems to a certain extent. Digestive problems are so common that it’s regarded as ‘normal’. However, it’s not, and you can do something about it.

You see, doesn’t matter how good your diet is, it all goes down the toilet if your digestive system can’t properly digest the food for your body to absorb. What are some signs of a ‘bad’ stomach? The most common stomach problem sign include: diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramps, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, and other mid section discomfort.

Do one or several of these symptoms affect you? Probably. Then you have some digestive problems. Maybe you constantly feel bloated, or experience heartburn often, or maybe you get constipated. There’s a reason behind all this, and it all starts with your diet and the food you eat.

Helping Food Digestion Naturally

To help digestion, nature has placed enzymes in the foods we eat.  The enzymes help break down food, and make it easier for our body to digest and absorb the nutrients.  There are four specific enzymes that break down foods:

  • Lipase breaks down fats
  • Protease breaks down protein
  • Amylase breaks down carbohydrates
  • Cellulase breaks down cellulose

These enzymes help our digestion system.  Our bodies has enzymes that break down food, but we can also get enzymes from the food we eat to help digestion process. 

Here are some tips on eating to help your digestion:

  • Eating vegetables raw.  Enzymes are lost through cooking, and refining food processes. 
  • Drink some water with a few slices of lemon before a meal.
  • Serve a salad before a meal.  The raw veggies not only gives you enzymes, it also has fibers and a host of other nutrients.  Most leafy, green veggies encourage enzyme release from your digestive tract.
  • A glass of wine also helps digestion.

The South Beach Diet Weightloss Profile Offer!
South Beach Diet - Start Losing Weight Today

Lose weight, eat delicious foods, and feel great about yourself with the South Beach diet online. You will receive a highly personalized and delicious diet that's designed just for you to help you lose weight and get fit.

You also recaeive a free diet profile.

Customize the diet plan that best meets your needs and goals! And your profile is FREE!

>> Click here for your FREE South Beach Diet profile Now and start eating smart and lose weight!