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8/20/15 11:16 AM
According to the Health Services department at Cornell University (Gannet), “The most immediate benefit of dietary fiber is its improvement of digestive function.” This article will examine fiber’s role in digestion with particular emphasis on how it affects the colon.
8/13/15 11:10 AM
When it comes to peace of mind, your gut is largely influential. In fact, a 2008 paper titled, “ Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function,” goes into detail on how the nutrients of food impact the enzymes of the gut, which consequently interact with neurons in the brain. But even though food has a real affect on mood (and brain function for that matter), many Americans suffer from digestive disorders. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) remarks that “60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases’—almost a quarter of the population.
7/23/15 10:01 AM
In the “Maintaining Health” series it was established that what you put inside your body determines, more than any other component, the trajectory of your health. This series, titled “Digestive Health,” will help you discover how food and drink is broken down; why the kinds of food that you ingest affect your digestion and consequently your health; and what you can do to keep your digestive system in optimal working condition.