Foods That Support Healthy Digestive Function
Poor digestive function is the primary cause of the vast majority of sickness and dis-ease that occurs in the body.
Your digestive system is the largest and most critical system of tubes in 'your house', so when these tubes get clogged - typically due to what your eating and drinking over time and distance - plaque forms, which in turn creates chaos in the body.
For this important reason, it's worth paying attention to foods that support the removal of this plaque from your digestive system and it's ongoing healthy function.
The first thing to realise is that the digestive system breaks food down into simple substances that the cells can use, absorbing them into the blood and eliminating any leftover waste material.
The largest tube of internal elimination is known as the "alimentary canal", a tube which consists of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.
After chewing and salvation, food enters the 'holding tank' (stomach) where it remains for several hours. During this time, the stomach produces an acidic enzyme that breaks down the food further into a small mass called, "Chyme", which then passes through the stomach into the small intestine at a steady rate, where it undergoes a process of fermentation.
By the time the food leaves the first section of the small intestine it isolates a substance known as "Chyle" - which is the useful 'juice or milk' that is absorbed into the bloodstream, lymph, cells of the body, with the remainder being transported to the liver where it stores nutrients and dictates what the rest of the body requires.
The substances not absorbed by the small intestine, pass to the large intestines where they are processed for waste elimination from the body. The entire digestive cycle operates on electric expansion and contraction signals called the "Peristaltic Action".
Plant wholefoods contain nutritional components and fibres, as well as fluids that are all 'electrical' and are in patterns of frequency that the intestines operate at full force with.
The problem is that in modern society, the vast majority of people consume diets that are about 90% electrically 'dead' and out of harmony with the frequencies of the digestive system.
Don't be in that 90% group that is susceptible to sickness and dis-ease!
By consuming a diet rich in these foods that support optimum digestive function you'll get 'er done:
- Apples - mother nature's all-round wonder food containing phytonutrients that serve as protector/inhibitors to support the entire body function and containing pectins which help release plaque from the digestive system;
- Cucumbers - a delightful, versatile vegetable with far-reaching benefits and the high water content to help push through extra dietary fibre;
- Green Beans - powerful source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, known for its benefits in helping to prevent colon related diseases;
- Sweet Potatoes - One of the oldest root vegetables known to man, containing powerful protector/inhibitor components with exceptional healing qualities for the pancreas (which is the exact same shape) and digestive system;
- Lentils - a mighty member of the legume family, rich in both soluble and insoluble fibres. Soluble fibre forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract that snares bile (which contains cholesterol) and transports it out of the body. Insoluble fibre not only helps increase stool bulk and prevents constipation, but also helps prevent digestive disorders like IBS and DVT;
- Psyllium - contains a high level of soluble dietary fibre and is the chief ingredient in my Cleanse Me, 2 part colon-cleanse protocol. Consumed by healers for centuries and known for its effectiveness in assisting the healing process for a wide range of digestive disorders;
- Quinoa - an ancient grain that is high in protein, a powerful source of minerals and delivers awesome fibres for cleansing the digestive tract;
- Fermented Foods and Drinks - Sauerkraut, Organic Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha and naturally brewed, preservative-free beer. All of these add good bacteria and stabilise the ecology (flora and fauna) of the gut, which is crucial for healthy digestive function.
A final thought...
The word "Nutrition" is a compound word (Nut-rition) which comes of the Latin, NUX, meaning 'process of light'. All 10,000 trillion cells thrive on the electric force of 'light' to perform at their highest functional capacity, which can only come from electrically charged, life-supporting, plant wholefoods.