How to improve the intestinal flora?

¿Cómo mejorar la flora intestinal?
The intestinal flora is made up of a series of micro-organisms which live in our intestines, which protect it and improve its performance.
It is extremely important that this flora is balanced for correct absorption of nutrients by the body, efficient disposal of the waste, formation of vitamin K essential for the clotting process, and the formation of fatty acids using fiber foods, which serve as a source of energy.

Consequences of improper or altered intestinal flora

If our intestinal flora is damaged our body weakens and is prone to diseases. Due to malabsorption of nutrients causes an altered flora can produce a State of malnutrition. Weakens our immune system and lengthen the healing process.
We are not able to defend ourselves against any infection, defenders of our organism soldiers are weak or supplanted by the aggressors.

Symptoms of a damaged intestinal flora

The symptoms that should draw our attention are:
Frequent diarrhea , constipation, bloating, belching, very foul-smelling stools, cramps bowel.

Ways to strengthen it naturally

To receive treatment with antibiotics or other drugs this flora can be altered and will make it difficult for metabolic processes, antibiotics eliminated all bacteria are good or bad for our body without discrimination. So the intestine is left unprotected against aggressions.
After completing some antibiotic treatment it is recommended to consume foods with probiotics, they act as a protective barrier against unwanted microorganisms, and boost our immune system.
Stimulate digestive juices for correct absorption of the nutrients. Also a diet rich in fiber, with decrease of animal fats, and sugar intake reduction would be helpful.
If flora is very damaged would be a good choice the bowel cleansing, your doctor will tell you which would be the best way to do this.
The so-called Lactobacilli are also very beneficial to recover the damaged intestinal flora, create an acidic environment in the intestine that dislike the majority of bacteria that harm us, preventing their development and multiplication.

In what foods can we find them?

Find them the paste of fermented soybeans, chuchut, kefir, yogurt, tempeh, Jerusalem artichokes the miso (regulating digestive), in the Tiger nuts, oats, honey, chocolate, microalgae (spirulina, blue and green algae), cheese and goat's milk.
If you don't have access to food above can find them in the form of supplements sold in health food stores.
When purchasing a yogurt should pay attention to which contain lactobacillus GG, that will help you to recover damaged flora.
It would also be interesting to consume foods that have antibiotic properties that contrary to the drugs that are produced in laboratories do not eliminate good bacteria in our intestines.
These foods would be: papaya, onions, garlic, pineapple and figs.

How can we protect our intestinal flora?

To help protect it must carry a balanced diet, be strict with the cleaning of hands before eating and after going to the bathroom, avoid eating unsanitary places, Cook foods properly, and washing food before eating.

Factors affecting the balance of the intestinal flora

Advanced age, stress, poor diet, diverticulosis, candidiasis, ulcers, food allergies, etc.
A healthy intestinal flora can help us to prevent various diseases such as cancer of colon, haemorrhoids, allergies, autoimmune diseases, among others.
In case of diarrhoea, constipation or other symptoms mentioned in this article, you must suspect that there is some imbalance with your defenders microorganisms.
Remember that if your intestinal flora is altered your body cannot function in the best way and neither can defend itself successfully from harmful microorganisms. Generating from mild problems to more serious health conditions.
A healthy intestine is synonymous with a strong and healthy body.
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