Written by the Smart Solutions Education Team
Digestive complaints are common: diarrhea, constipation or a combination of both as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas and bloating. Hormone fluctuations, diet, stress all contribute to our digestive concerns. None of us like to talk about bowel movements but regular, healthy movements are the key to health, beautiful skin, weight management, balanced hormones and more.
Prebiotics Feed Probiotics
We need 35 grams of fiber daily but most of us get just 10 to 15 grams. Prebiotics are a specialized plant fiber that are food for the probiotics in your gut. Guar fiber is the best prebiotic to stimulate the growth of good bacteria.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I be going number 2?
People are often confused about regularity. You should be having one 12 inch bowel movement per day or 3 four inch.
Should it sink of float?
If it floats too much, that is an indication of poor nutrient absorption. If it sinks too quickly, you may not be eating enough fiber. It should do a steady submarine dive into the toilet bowl, without a lot of splashes or noise.
How much time should I spend on the toilet?
You should be in, out and on your way. No time to surf the Internet. Tweet later. If you want a hard number, it should be no more than three minutes.
What if I don’t want to look in the toilet bowl?
Everyone poops, so go ahead and look. It is important and provides a clear indication of your health. You should only need to wipe once or twice for a clean finish.