Do you have days when your whole body is just aching with tiredness? You feel so weak and exhausted that you can barely drag your tired body out of bed when the alarm goes off? Then you need to take a good look at what’s coming out the other end, because a sluggish bowel creates a sluggish body.
Now as you sit here and read this article you’re probably thinking “I really don’t want to know what’s coming out the other end of my body” – but you should. Because even though bowel movements are probably not your usual topic of conversation (especially at the dinner table), they are a good representation of your inner health and why you’re prone to having a tired body.
You see, by having a “complete and satisfying” bowel movement in the morning – it will actually help you achieve a higher level of energy. Whereas if your bowel is over-burdened and blocked up, then it’s actually preventing your body from being able to absorb essential vitamins and minerals from the food that you’re eating.
In fact this is also one of the reasons why so many people get sick. Their bodies are so clogged up from all of the processed and toxic food that they’ve eaten over the years – that they’re depleted of nutrition, or more simply – severely malnourished.
Unbelievable given that we live in a world that has an abundant supply of fresh food.
But the real problem is that we’re choosing to eat all of the wrong foods which have very little fibre and very little nutritional value – plus we’re eating way too much of these types of foods.
You see, the fibre in food is an important bulking agent to the stool, because it aids in the elimination of waste materials from the colon. We actually need between 30-50g of fibre every day, and to put this in to perspective; three cups of steamed vegetables contains 10g of fibre.
So if you want to transform yourself from having a tired body into one that feels more energetic and radiant, then you need to look after your bowels.
Make sure that you’re having a high-fibre diet; drinking at least 1.5 – 2 litres of water a day; consuming sufficient essential fatty acids (EFAs) for lubrication (yikes, sorry to get so specific here); and incorporate regular, brisk exercise as a part of your daily lifestyle.
Oh, and another way to boost your bowels into action is by having a glass of warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning. This aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from your body so much easier.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a heck of a lot less tired just thinking about that!!