Did You Know That Regularly Eating Oranges May Improve Digestion?

The digestive tract plays a very important role in your overall health and wellness because it is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the food we eat and eliminating bodily waste.

 

Unfortunately, many people often suffer from digestive problems such as constipation.

 

Constipation can occur because of many reasons some of which include a diet lacking in fiber or probiotic-rich foods. 

 

Did you know that eating an orange (or other citrus fruit such as mandarins or grapefruit) regularly can potentially relieve some of your constipation? 

 

 

Oranges are rich in fiber and can play a role in digestion by helping food move through your system more easily. The fiber also helps exfoliate your colon helping to cleanse your colon of waste that may be trapped inside. 

 

In addition to being a good source of fiber, the peel of citrus fruits are rich in the soluble fiber pectin. Pectin may have a role in  speeding up colonic transit time and decreasing symptoms of constipation. 

 

If you are suffering from digestive problems such as constipation, then adding some oranges (or other citrus fruit) to your regular diet may be a great idea! 

 

In addition to adding oranges to your diet, you can cleanse your colon even more when you make an appointment with Houston Complementary Therapies for your next colon hydrotherapy session in Houston, TX! 

 

 

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