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Getting to Know Your Digestive System

Getting to Know Your Digestive System

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Chances are you probably don’t give digestion much thought. You eat and the food gets digested, right? Although it may seem like a simple process, digestion is actually a sophisticated system involving a lengthy series of steps. A Brief Overview In order to convert the food you eat into nourishment and energy, your body has to transform it into small molecules of nutrients that can be absorbed into your blood and transported to your cells. This process is called digestion, and involves your stomach, small and large intestines—as well as organs such as the pancreas and liver. First, You Chew...

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For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare Professionals

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Probiotics are microorganisms that reside in the intenstinal tract that aid in the breakdown of molecules. Research has shown that a healthy microbial balance supported by the regular ingestion of probiotics can promote immune system function and maintain intestinal health, in addition to many other benefits.  What sets Digestive Advantage apart is its use of the unique bacterial strain, BC30. BC30 survives the harsh environment of the stomach up to 100 times better than other leading probiotics, so that it can reach the intestines intact and get to work. Taking a daily probiotic supplement is part of a proactive approach to digestive...

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4 Tips for Healthy Digestion

4 Tips for Healthy Digestion

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1. Make Healthy Substitutions Holiday meals tend to be heavy. So find opportunities to cook with healthier alternatives. Instead of calorie-laden stuffing, try a side dish of nutty, low-calorie quinoa. This grain-like superfood is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, calcium, essential amino acids, fiber and protein. And instead of slathering butter on toast, drizzle herbed olive oil on pita bread. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids that promote heart health. 2. Practice Portion Control You've probably heard that a portion of protein is about the size of a deck of cards. If this seems small, a couple...

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