How to tell if your gut is healthy?

The gut is the largest immune system in the body, but too much work stress and irregular life can cause gastrointestinal diseases. So how do we know if our gut is healthy? It can be seen from the following points:

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  1. The number of bowel movements

Under normal circumstances, feces can be pulled 1 to 2 times a day, and it takes more than two days to defecate, which is called constipation; 4 to 5 times of defecation a day is called diarrhea. When too much feces accumulate in the body, the body will absorb it twice, which will affect the health of the body. At the same time, it will also produce various toxins. The toxins follow the blood circulation and reduce the resistance and immunity. Once you have abnormal bowel movements, you should pay attention and go to the hospital for examination in time.

  1. Defecation shape

The shape of the feces can be used to determine whether the intestines are healthy or not. Under normal circumstances, the feces are neither hard nor thin. The water contained in the feces determines the shape and hardness of the feces. Under healthy conditions, the stools are banana-shaped and contain 70% water. When passing stool, the stool is hard or round, and the stool is muddy, watery or semi-paste in diarrhea. Usually, pay attention to drink more water, eat more fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and take appropriate physical exercise to improve intestinal disorders. problem.

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  1. Stool weight

Under normal circumstances, women excrete 200 grams of feces per day, and men excrete 300 grams. If you eat too much green vegetables, whole grains and wheat bran, etc., the body will not be able to absorb dietary fiber and eliminate the feces in the intestines, resulting in an increase in the amount of defecation. There are also many people who like to eat fine foods. The finer they eat, the less bowel movements they have. Pay attention to diet.

  1. Color of feces

Under normal circumstances, stool is yellow-brown, and yellow-brown is the color of bile, indicating a good digestive system. If it appears dark brown or reddish brown, it means that the stool stays in the intestine for a long time, and it is possible to eat too much high-fat food. If you find that the stool is purple or black, it indicates the possibility of small intestinal bleeding, and you should seek medical attention in time.

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  1. Feces smell

Under normal circumstances, there is no obvious odor in the feces. If it emits a foul odor, it means that there are more harmful substances such as indole skatole in the feces, which are formed by the decomposition of proteins by bacteria. The pungent and sour taste in the stool during diarrhea indicates abnormal fermentation in the intestines. The burning smell in the diarrhea indicates that the function of the small intestine has been reduced and indigestion has occurred. Diarrhea that is cement-like and has a rancid smell of fish indicates that there is a possibility of bleeding in the digestive system.

  1. Fecal buoyancy

With a healthy gut, feces float to the surface and then slowly sink into the water. Because healthy feces absorb a large amount of plant fibers, the gas generated after falling into the water has a buoyant effect, and the cells slowly sink after volatilization. If you eat a lot of meat, the feces contain a lot of animal protein, which will sink directly after entering the water.

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You can observe the stool more to see if the stool meets the standard. Usually eat more vegetables and fruits, drink more water, avoid fried, cold, greasy and spicy food, not overeating, at the same time, I wish everyone a good digestive system and a good body.