Foods Which Can Avoid Intestinal Congestion

When you have a lot of meat at dinner time, do you ever think of the intestinal congestion issue? Generally, the physiological functions of the intestinal structure are consistent with the structure of the body. For example, the grass-eating animals usually have a long intestinal gut while the long meat-eating animals normally have short ones. Carnivores generally eat a relatively high content of protein and fat. Their short digestive tract will make the nutrients be easily absorbed. On the other hand, herbivores usually have a long digestive tract because the nutritional content of grass is relatively low, and a long tract can prolong the duration of food existing in the tract so that animals can get more energy and absorb more nutrients as possible.

Although humans are omnivores, our ancestry are all feed on berries. So, the digestive tract of the humans can be described as “on-demand”. Intestinal digestion and absorption of food is the most important part of the small intestine. Although there are individual differences, the total length of the small intestine is about 5 meters, and there are many folds on the inside as well. Generally, this kind of intestine structure should be for vegetarian which are the same as our ancients. However, people did cram too much meat into the stomach and intestine on these days. These food which should be fast digested and absorbed will be stuck in a long small intestine. They eventually get slowly absorbed and the content will stay a long time in the small intestine. The excess nutrients will produce a lot of toxins and thus some illness such as constipation, colitis, colon cancer and other problems are likely to follow.

If we want to get rid of intestinal congestion, we need to exercise more. For example, regular jogging can help bowel movement and accelerate the movement of peristalsis. In addition, you can also take some special vegetables which can do the same job. These vegetables include celery, leek, mushroom, sweet potato, corn, and other high-fiber foods.

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