It is common knowledge in western society that diseases such as obesity and diabetes are at an all time high, but a slightly less known fact is the rising number of people who suffer from digestive health problems.
Digestive health issues are at epidemic levels, with up to 100 million Americans affected by some form of gut problem.
Common diseases are:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which affects between 30-40 million Americans
- Crohn’s Disease, affecting around 1.4 million Americans
- Gallstones, where around 20 million have or will have at some point.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, a form of acid reflux where a massive 42million – 64million Americans suffer.
Despite things like obesity being a serious health condition and potentially life threatening, digestive health conditions are the sort of thing which affect you on a day to day basis. They affect your quality of life, how you feel, where you can go and what you can eat.
As you can see the numbers of people suffering are staggering, lets take a look at the symptoms:
- excessive fatigue
- poor immune system
- chronic diarrhoea, constipation, gas
- skin conditions
What are the main causes of digestive health problems?
It’s thought that the main reason people suffer from gut issues is because of our diet. Western society consumes loads of dairy, alcohol, foods high in fats and sugar which all upset the PH levels in your body causing acidity, which have a knock on effect leading to other health issues.
Our body is naturally slightly alkaline, so when we consume too many foods that are acidic such as meats, processed food, alcohol, dairy etc which upsets the balance in our body. In order for your body and organs to function effectively, we need the right PH balance, and the right diet is essential for this.
How can green juice help with digestive problems?
We’re all aware of the importance of fruit and vegetables and getting your 5 a day, but how many of us actually do?
Many of the problems caused by your diet can be solved by your diet. If the main cause of your digestive problems is caused by a highly acidic diet, then increasing your level of fruit and vegetables, or greens in your diet can greatly benefit you.
By consuming more fruit and vegetables or drinking green juice, you’re getting plenty of important nutrients and vitamins into your system. Green juice is rich in vitamins, A,B,C,D and E, all of which contribute to healthy bodily functions which help you feel more energized and alert.
Green juice helps re-balance your PH levels, so if you have high acidity which upsets your digestive system you’re also likely to feel lethargic, have low energy and tired. By re-balancing your PH levels not only will you help regulate your bowel movements, you will generally feel more energized and upbeat.
There are many arguments for and against adopting a vegan diet, but many people who have dropped their meat intake and adopted a more vegan diet report feeling the best they have ever felt. Many athletes are turning to veganism and say they now feel incredibly energized, fresh and young, which shows you the power that increasing your greens and balancing your PH levels can have on how you feel.
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