YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Fatigue, skin breakouts and lowered immunity are linked to an underperforming digestive system. How’s yours doing?
Do you poo at least once a day?
Yes: 1 point No: 0 points While what’s normal differs from person to person, having a bowel movement at least once a day is a sign of a healthy digestive system.
Do you regularly suffer from bad breath, burping, bloating or bad wind?
Yes: 0 points No: 1 point These are all signs that something is wrong with your diet. If you’re not sure what you need to change, see your GP.
Do you finish your meals in 10 minutes or less?
Yes: 0 points No: 1 point Eating quickly increases your risk of gastric problems such as reflux by 20%. Also, when you eat fast you tend to swallow food in large chunks which your body can find hard to handle.
Do you check what’s in the bowl before you flush?
Yes: 1 point No: 0 points Any gastroenterologist will tell you there’s merit in making this a habit. Any change in bowel habits should be checked out.