Did you know that we have a second brain? – The Digestive System!

The digestive system influences, controls, regulates a large number of biological processes that make up the life of a healthy or diseased organism.

Disease and health depend to a large extent on it, much more than imagined. Numerous diseases, with symptoms that are difficult to diagnose and treat, have if not a complete digestive origin, at least one component related to the functioning of the digestive system.

The digestive system influences, controls, regulates a large number of biological processes that make up the life of a healthy or diseased organism.

Discoveries seem to lead to the idea that the problems of the psyche are the ones of the digestive system.

Because the gastrointestinal tract has an autonomic nervous system; is the only part of the body that can work on its own.

This second brain of ours seems to recognize the food they receive and decide how to process them.

It deals with shredding and mixing, releases controlled enzymes necessary for the decomposition of complex organic substances, absorb proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, water, minerals.

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How can it influence our states

The digestive system is guilty of our lust for chocolate and cakes that we have when we’re stressed. Signals transmitted from the intestines to the brain can explain why fatty foods make us feel good. When ingested, fatty acids are detected by the receptors in the stomach, which then transmit signals to the brain.

Many of these signals are messages that the digestive system transmits to the entire body, informing it of general health and warning him, as he knows, that it does not do well to eat a certain food, or that he has to chew well food, or that it is not necessary to drink alcohol after serving two portions of ice cream.

The second brain has common functions with the main brain. It is made up of various types of neurons supported by nerve cells. It also produces hormones and generates the same amount of dopamine as the main brain neurons.

In the brain, dopamine is a molecule associated with pleasure, and in the intestine has the same role of transmitting messages between the neurons that coordinates the contractions of the muscles.

Tips for a Healthy Stomach:

  • Do not skip breakfast, it is the most important meal of the day. A smoothie can be ideal, you can combine fruit with a few nuts of all kinds, coconut milk, almonds, and ensure the perfect start for a new day.
  • Avoid acidic foods: acid beverages, coffee, alcohol.
  • Eat lots of fruits. They are a good source of vitamins that will keep your digestive system healthy.
  • Drink plenty of water, start in the morning with a glass of lemon water.

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