Digestion occurs mostly in the intestines, not in the stomach. The intestinal transit is the process of moving the bowl through the intestines.
Food consumed daily begin their journey in the digestive tract where they are split into nutrients (carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids). Further, these will be absorbed through the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. From here they will be processed and sent to cells.
When the intestinal transit is normal, bacteria in the intestinal flora process food debris in the colon, which will then be eliminated as feces.
Different transit disorders can occur because of sedentary, stress or unbalanced diets. Manifestations can be seen at the level of the delayed stool, stagnation in the colon and intoxication of the body. When toxins are not discharged from the colon, they will be reabsorbed, going back into circulation and leading to auto-intoxication.
The alert and chaotic life, stress, unhealthy eating habits, based on excessive consumption of products with preservatives, additives, emulsifiers and synthetic dyes, irrational auto-medication are just a few of the factors that can unbalance the digestive system.
Bowel transit disorders and irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the long-term disorders of intestinal function. Strongly influencing the intestinal transit, this affection occurs in women rather than in men (up to two times more often), and the causes can be both medical (hormonal changes, food allergies, infections) and lifestyle (stress, anxiety, poor nutrition, antibiotics or other long-term medicines).
Symptoms can be both diarrhea (associated with irritable bowel syndrome) and constipation. Symptoms such as bloating, intestinal noise during digestion, abdominal pain, improper digestion, painful defecation, back pain, poor general feeling, constipation, tiredness or weakness may be observed.
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A diet rich in fiber normalizes intestinal movements and helps maintain bowel health. A diet rich in fiber can reduce the risk of developing colon problems. Studies have also shown that a fiber-rich diet is correlated with decreasing the risk of developing colorectal cancer. (source: Fiber and Colon Cancer, National Center for Biotechnology Information)