Digestive Health

How to keep your Digestive Health inside working properly

Digestive healthAre you suffering from poor digestion, headaches, allergies, fatigue, mood swings or anxiety?

All of these symptoms could be a result of having an imbalance in your intestinal function. Healthy intestinal function is essential to your general health.

Just like you put the time into having a balanced diet you should put the time into having balance internally. This means understanding the importance of good bacteria for your internal functions. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that work with your internal systems, digestive and immune to protect you against a range of life affecting symptoms. Probiotics are live microorganisms that mirror the actions of good bacteria in the stomach.Along with essential fatty acids, probiotics work against illness and disease and can restore your energy levels, mood balance and overall health.While research into the importance of probiotics can be complex and hard to understand the outcome is simple. Probiotics affect every aspect of you health in some way and are essential to the healthy functioning in your body.Probiotics are found in many foods within a healthy diet and there are supplements to your diet that can be highly beneficial to getting the right kind of bacteria.

High Fibre Intake Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

High dietary fiber intake, especially from a variety of sources, is related to a reduction in many cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Increased dietary fibre intake is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.  The results of a cross-sectional study published in the December 2005 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition added unique insight to the growing body of evidence linking higher dietary fibre intake with reduced risk of heart disease.

In this study, data was collected from roughly 2,500 men and 3,500 women (5,961 in total).  These individuals were already participating in the SU.VI.MAX Study, a trial designed to evaluate the effect of antioxidants on cancer and heart disease incidence over an eight year period.  Participants from this study were selected because the SU.VI.MAX Study already required detailed dietary information, making it easy to estimate fibre intakes for the participants.

Higher total and insoluble dietary fibre intakes were associated with reductions in the risks of elevated waist-to-hip ratio (a marker of obesity), hypertension (high blood pressure), plasma apolipoprotein B (LDL cholesterol), apolipoprotein B to apolipoprotein A-I ratio (LDL to HDL ratio), triacylglycerols, and homocysteine.  Fibre from cereals was associated with a lower body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and homocysteine concentration; fiber from vegetables with a lower blood pressure and homocysteine concentration; and fibre from fruit with a lower waist-to-hip ratio and blood pressure.  Fibre from dried fruit or nuts and seeds was associated with a lower body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and fasting apo B and glucose concentrations.

The findings of this study illustrate the significance of increasing fibre intake from various dietary sources.  The results also indicate that 25 grams total dietary fibre per day may be the minimum intake required to attain a significant protective effect against cardiovascular disease, and that total dietary fibre intakes of 30-35 grams/day might provide an even greater protective effect.

Source:

Lairon D et al. Dietary fiber intake and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in French adults. 2005. AJCN 82(6):1185-94.

Why Usana?

Digestive Enzyme:

USANA’s Digestive Enzyme supplies supplemental enzymes that support the breakdown of dietary carbohydrates (including sugars and starches), fats, and proteins. It encourages more complete digestion and absorption of nutrients while supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes.*

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What makes USANA’s Digestive Enzyme unique?
USANA’s Digestive Enzyme is unique in that it contains an enzyme found in the blend called lactase. Lactase assists in the digestion of food containing lactose. In addition, USANA’s Digestive Enzyme is different from others on the market because it contains spirulina, a nutrient-rich blue-green algae “super food” that contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll supports the body’s natural processes for eliminating toxins from the body*.

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Not available in Australia

Probiotics:

ProbioticsUSANA Probiotic is a blend of probiotic bacteria that is clinically proven to promote healthy digestion and sound immune function. The bacterial strains were carefully selected to survive the harsh environment of the stomach to ensure effective colonization of the GI tract. USANA Probiotic is also guaranteed to remain effective for at least 18 months when stored at room temperature. Few probiotic products can make these claims. And it is so convenient, you can easily add a stick pack to your favorite Nutrimeal™ or Fibergy®. Take charge of your digestive health with USANA Probiotic.*

USANA Probiotic Difference

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Fibergy:Fibergy

 

The dietary fiber in Fibergy Plus not only promotes good digesting health and is important to the maintenance of heart health, but it aides in normal bowel regularity as well, which helps move wastes and toxins out of the colon quickly and efficiently. If the colon doesn’t function properly, wastes can back up and recycle through the body. The high fiber content in Fibergy Plus will also leave you feeling satisfied, making it easy to skip unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Diets high in soluble and insoluble fiber are important for digestive health.Fibergy Plus makes it simple to add the benefits of fiber to your daily diet.

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Hepasil:

Detoxification may bring to mind services like body wraps and foot baths, but spa treatments don’t do much for a stressed liver. And the liver can be pushed to its limits by alcohol, cigarettes, and even over-the-counter pain medications. If you are truly interested in detoxifying and supporting your liver long term, you may want to consider the help of exceptional nutrition. Hepasil DTX uses the benefits of milk-thistle extract to help stimulate enzymes in the liver. Various antioxidants like green-tea extract, Olivol®, and turmeric protect against oxidative stress.* And, Hepasil DTX contains advanced doses of other helpful ingredients like alpha-lipoic acid to further support the liver. So if it’s time to help support your body’s natural detoxification process, try the convenience and exceptional nutrition of Hepasil DTX.

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