Friday, January 7, 2011


With the stomach and other digestive organs in a state of perfect health, we are fully aware of its existence, unless the feeling of hunger calls attention to the fact that food is necessary, or warns of satiety us that eating enough or too much. Perfect digestion can be maintained only through strict adherence to the rules relating to health habits.

quote about the health of the gastro-intestinal problems, we have some paragraphs from Dr. Kellogg's work on the physiology, which provided a brief summary of the key to this:

"The hygiene of digestion has the quality and quantity of food consumed in eating to do.

If the food you eat too fast, it will not be distributed properly, and if swallowed in large pieces, digestive juices can not act immediately. With sufficient chewing is a lack of saliva quantity and thus the strength is not digested properly and the stomach will not issue a sufficient amount of gastric juice. That's not good to eat only soft foods or liquids, because we swallow without chewing properly. Most food drives that require chewing completely, must be eaten at each meal.

Free drinks for hazardous food because not only encourages early feeding, but dilutes the gastric juice, whereby its activity. Food should be chewed until sufficiently moistened saliva, thus they are swallowed. If a large amount of fluid taken into the stomach, the digestive fluid begins only much has taken. If cold foods or drinks with meals, such as ice, water, milk or iced tea cooled made, the stomach is chilled, and caused long delays in the process of digestion.

The Indians of Brazil carefully refrain from drinking when eating, and habits of the same is true of many other wild tribes.

Eating between meals.

Habit of eating apples, nuts, fruit is sugar, etc., between meals is very dangerous, and some produce loss of appetite and indigestion. The belly and the muscles and other organs of the body needs rest. The frequency of meals should be taken depends somewhat on the age and the work of an individual. Infants take their food at short intervals, and because of the simple, able to digest very quickly. Adults should not be more frequent meals three times a day, and people movement of the work said that in many cases at least, with the advantage of adopting the plan of ancient Greece, but if you eat twice a day.

The simplicity of the Diet.

Taking too many kinds of food in the kitchen are common mistakes that often cause diseases of the digestive organs. They are the most powerful country and sustainable food most easily. Scotch peasantry live chiefly of rolled oats, Irish potatoes, milk and oatmeal, Italy on peas, beans, pasta and chestnuts, but they made health and extreme longevity. The natives in the Canary Islands, a race very well developed and strong, live almost entirely on food they call gofio mixed, consisting of grains of dry, rugged terrain in a mortar with water.

Eat when you get tired.

That's not good to eat when exhausted by violent exercise, because the system was not ready to do a good job of digestion. Sleep immediately after eating is also a dangerous practice. The digestive process can not be performed properly during sleep and waking in the effective efforts digestive organs. The negative impact of the popular late dinner.

Eating too much.

eat in a hurry is the main cause of over-eating. If a person quickly, alive eats food in the stomach so quickly that the world has no time to cry, "Enough," by eliminating appetite before we ate too much. If excess food is ingested, the possibility for the fermentation or acid before it digests. People eat that feels too much in general, truncated after the meal. "