It seems like everyone’s talking about digestive health these days and ways to keep things “regular.” Certainly, what you eat and drink plays a key role in every step along the digestive tract and the right dietary choices, including consuming enough fiber and fluids, can help support digestive health. During pregnancy and early motherhood, it’s more important than ever to keep a healthy digestive system, and likewise, digestive health is important during the first few years of your baby’s life. For both their children and for themselves, many moms are looking for naturally effective digestive health solutions that are easy on the tummy and on the taste buds.
Did you know that the digestive tract is the first line of defense for the body’s immune system? The intestinal lining absorbs the nutrients we need for good health and rejects what we don’t need sending waste products down the line to be eliminated. A healthy digestive tract is actually more efficient at absorbing vitamins, minerals and other nutrients than an unhealthy one, which is another reason to avoid constipation.
Constipation in children and adults can be prevented with a well-balanced diet, which includes whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables. Drinking plenty of fluids also helps the digestive tract keep things moving and prevents hard stools. According to the USDA’s MyPyramid dietary guidelines for Americans, the recommended serving of 100% juice for adults is 8 ounces and 4 ounces for children age 1 and older. Consider starting your day on the right foot with a glass of Sunsweet® Prune Juice or Sunsweet’s PlumSmart® juice.