If you continue to experience constipation, diarrhea, bloating, embarrassing gas, heartburn and irritable bowels, then the importance of regular, clockwork elimination can be the answer to your painful digestive problems.
According to world-renowned British physician Dennis Burkitt, M.D., African tribesmen experienced a rapid bowel transit time of four to six hours compared to 60 to 90 hours for people eating a traditional Western diet. Burkitt discovered the tribesman consistently experienced:
• Healthier bowels
• Stronger hearts
• Powerful digestive systems
• Regular elimination
What’s their secret for regular and healthy bowel movements? Fiber! According the American Dietetic Association, most Americans consume only 12 to 17 grams of fiber daily but the recommended dose is 75 grams.
Fiber is either soluble or insoluble, and both promote a whistle-clean colon and digestive system. While insoluble fiber moves bulk through your intestines and pushes out toxins with your waste… soluble fiber helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and boost cardiovascular health.
So how can you boost your fiber intake? Try to increase your consumption of fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, beans and whole grains. Also look for quality supplements containing cascara sagrada, senna leaf extract, black walnut bark and slippery elm bark.