CONSUME PLENTY OF
- Fresh fruits, Vegetables, whole-grain products, and other high-fiber foods to help digestion.
- Fluids ( at least six to eight glasses of water, juices, or other nonalcoholic fluids daily)
- Coffee, tea colas, and other sources of caffeine.
- Refined carbohydrates,
- Fried foods and other high-fat foods.
- Any foods or beverages that provoke a flare-up of symptons.
Digestioni refers to the overall process by which food is broken down mechanically and chemically and is converted to forms that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to cells, Only water, salt, simple sugars such as glucose, and some other small molecules can be absorbed unchanged, Starches, fats, and proteins must be broken down into smaller molecules before they can be used. Specific proteins called enzymes play a significant role in the breakdown of food.
DIGESTIVE DISORDERS : The digestive system has a relatively small repertoire of symptoms, principally nausea, vomiting, pain (such as heartburn), bloating, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence, The onset of such symptoms may simple reflect a normal response to an unusaly meal or be associated with some lifestyle factor, such as eating an improper diet or dealing with the stresses of daily life. Excitement, disappointment, fear, anxiety, and other strong emotions can cause some upset in the digestive system. This should not cause alarm if it is transient.
MALABSORPTION DISORDERS : A simliar group of symptoms, especially diarrhea and bloating, also indicate a malabsorption problems, which occurs when the digestive tract is unable to properly utilize one or more components of the diet. Depending on the severity of the problem, the person may experience weight loss, muscle wasting, and show evidence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. While some malabsorption problems are congenital, others may occur because of illness or its treatment. Problems may arise form the digestive tract itself, or from disorders of the heart and blood vessels, the endocrime glands or the lympy systems..