Posted on

The Importance of Healthy Digestion

People often talk about diet and nutrition. But, what about digestion? Without this crucial function, our bodies wouldn’t be able to draw energy and nutrients from the food that we eat. 

Unfortunately, several factors can derail your body’s ability to properly digest food. But, being mindful of these factors and working to implement healthy lifestyle habits can help promote optimal digestion. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy digestion and what you can do to support your digestive system. 

Why is Healthy Digestion Important?

Digestion is your body’s process of breaking down food so that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to cells throughout the body. Through digestion, your body receives the energy and nutrients that it needs to carry out other essential functions, including growth and cellular repair. 

Healthy digestion promotes:

  • Toxin elimination

Through digestion, your body can successfully remove toxins and waste that could otherwise compromise your health.

  • Immune health

An estimated 70% of the immune system is found in the gut. So, when your digestion is on track, it supports your immune system’s ability to ward off intruders.  

  • Improved nutrient absorption

When your digestive system is working at its best, it allows for optimal nutrient absorption. Your body needs a diverse array of nutrients for high energy levels, tissue repair, and hormone regulation, among other bodily functions. 

  • Heightened energy levels

Speaking of energy –  when the digestive system is running smoothly, it doesn’t require as much energy to break down food. This can help you feel more energized throughout the day. 

Prioritizing Your Digestive Health

At Mind Body Spirit Care, we offer an array of functional and holistic treatment options that can address digestive discomfort and related concerns. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled physicians.