If the swelling is associated with localized fat or combines with symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea or stomach acidity, it should be evaluated by the specialist: it could be the mirror of more serious problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or other food intolerances and allergies,” stresses Evelina Flachi, specialist in Food Science and Nutritionist. Otherwise it can be poor nutrition, stress or other psychosomatic factors. “The intestine is our second brain: 90% of serotonin (happiness hormone) is produced here, synthesized when we eat well, otherwise stress involves the digestive system with swelling and pain,” says Flachi.
The microbiota changes from the cradle to the third age.
Among the good rules: drink two litres of water a day, avoid leavened foods and the continuous consumption of chewing gum. It is essential to eat slowly. “Chewing prepares the digestion of food for the action of enzymes” adds the nutritionist who advises: “Regularly consume live lactic ferments with yogurt enriched with probiotics restores the intestinal bacterial flora and regularizes the functions.