Does poor digestion lead to poor absorption of minerals by the body?
The absorption of minerals from our food takes place in most part within the small intestine. It is here that the nutrients from what we eat are delivered into the bloodstream. They in turn are carried by the blood to the different organs of our body. An unhealthy gut (GI track) can be symptomatic of an allergic reaction to a food or something as simple as not chewing your food properly which may lay an extra burden on the body’s ability to digest properly.
Does Exercise make Digestion easier?
Exercise has been shown to prevent everything from colon cancer to Irritable bowel syndrome to constipation. However, depending on the exercise and the food that has been consumed, certain time periods should be followed. After a heavy meal in which a good deal of animal proteins and fats have been consumed something as simple as walking can be done immediately, but anything more strenuous, wait at least two to three hours. Much less time can be taken when fruits, vegetables and grains have been eaten. Listen to your body and always consult your physician if you are unsure.