The gut is the second brain
In recent years, people's views on the gut have taken a new turn. In the past, we only knew that the gut has the functions of digestion and absorption, but more and more people have discovered that the gut is not only the digestive system, but also closely related to immunity. Professor Michael Gershon of Columbia University in the United States proposed that "the gut is the second brain" because the gut has more than 100 million nerve cells, which will affect the brain and the organs of the whole body.
The first is the small intestine , where more than 70% of the immune cells in the human body are concentrated. If the immune system in the small intestine fails, the body's immunity will also decline; as the first line of defense against foreign food entering the blood cells, such as IgE that affects allergic reactions and IgA in the blood, immunoglobulins can all be found on the wall of the small intestine found in . This is the reason why gastroenteritis or allergies can be caused immediately after eating unclean food.
The beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract are usually in a dynamic balance. When some harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract increase in large quantities, they will release endotoxins that cause inflammation, and some will cause obesity and liver inflammation.
These advances have led to the concept of gut health. Cai Yingjie, a professor of Yangming University's Biochemistry Institute who wrote "A Hundred Years of Gut Life", provided us with health care methods that we can use:
Minimize fried food and meat from entering the large intestine <br>When eating too much meat and fat, the small intestine will have no time to digest these lipids and proteins, so the food enters the large intestine to continue digestion.
Develop the eating habit of chewing and swallowing slowly, and bite at least 30 times per bite, which can help the food to be completely digested and absorbed in the small intestine and not stay in the large intestine.
To increase intestinal bacteria, choose thick or sticky food
If you want to have more good bacteria in your gut than bad bacteria, you need to add more food that can feed the good bacteria.
Foods high in dietary fiber include seaweed, mushrooms, okra, aloe and other foods that taste "sticky and slippery" , as well as foods with rough taste such as beans, roots and whole grains.
Staying up late, stress, large intestine work will also stop
If you lack sleep, you will not be able to keep your intestines in good condition the next day, and you will be prone to indigestion after eating. Because during sleep, the human body secretes the hormone motilin, which allows the intestinal tract to secrete digestive enzymes, and contract peristalsis, continuously cleaning the residues in the intestinal tract, so as to make more space for new food; avoid eating late-night snacks to increase intestinal tract burden. When you eat, think about things that make you happy!
Gut care plan requires action, make an appointment for a bowel plan!
Water is also very important, it can lubricate the digestive tract and soften the stool, so be sure to drink enough. The Mayo Clinic recommends that adults need 20-35 grams of dietary fiber and at least 1900-2400 cc of water per day. try it! When you notice that things have changed, you may be more motivated to continue.
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