One of the biggest health issues that most of us deal with is the inability to regulate our digestive system. Some of us are born with it. Others get it as a result of a poor lifestyle or genetics. Either way, the digestive system is responsible for our food intake and digestion. Without adequate digestive function our body has no place to store its nutrients and no time to turn them into usable energy.
The two main digestive issues that most people face are protein constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. As discussed on the previous page, proteins are one of the most important substances in our body and they are also a major source of energy. If you have problems with protein constipation, the main culprit is your diet. Your digestion is extremely fast and your body absorbs the majority of your food in the first 5 minutes.
Protein-heavy diets can cause both problems. The first is that your body doesn’t have enough time to process the protein and absorb it all, which leads to a sluggish feeling and an increased incidence of irritable bowel syndrome. The second is that the stomach is too busy to digest all the protein and absorb it, which can cause gas and a bloated feeling.
As for the first, a general rule is that people who are on a fast-food diet (like me) have a higher incidence of irritable bowel syndrome than people who eat fast food in moderation (like most of the rest of the population). On the other hand, a general rule is that people who are obese have a higher incidence of constipation than people who are not obese.
Protein is a high-energy food, and so your body thinks that it has a lot to digest, which causes the gas and bloating. If you have a high-protein diet, the stomach would have to work overtime to digest all that protein. It’s not the protein that is the problem though. It’s the fact that your stomach can’t digest it.
I can totally relate to that. My diet consists of a lot of processed foods and a little bit of fresh fish and seafood. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have gas and bloating. The problem is that the food I eat isn’t the problem. It’s my brain that is the problem.
Our bodies are made up of cells that are our muscles, fat, organs, and brain. And when we eat processed stuff we are basically just eating our bodies. When we eat fresh food our bodies process it and it goes through the digestive system. Thats why it isnt the food that is the problem… its our brain. And when our brains cells die, it causes the brain to begin to constipate.
The fact that you dont have gas and bloating is probably due to your blood sugar level. High blood sugar is what causes fat to build up in the first place, and it can cause you to become constipated as well. It is a chronic condition that is usually treated by medication or by lifestyle changes.
It’s a good idea to start making changes to your diet to get rid of the issue. It’s also a good idea to start taking your body’s blood sugar level every day as well.
You can’t cure it but you can keep it from happening. The best way to make sure your blood sugar levels are a bit higher is to exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet.