If you feel lethargic, sick, or unwell most of the time, you may have digestive problems. Have you ever heard the saying “health begins in the gut”? This couldn’t be more true, and the worse your digestive health, the worse your overall health. Here’s how to tell if you need to improve your digestive health.

How many times do you have a bowel movement in a day? If your answer is less than two, your digestive system is probably not in the best of health. It’s much worse if you often go a few days before doing your thing. If you eat three meals a day, then a good digestive system will encourage bowel movements also three times a day (at least two).

It’s kind of gross to think about, but the average person has about six or seven meals sitting in their colon. Left alone, they can become hard as asphalt and stick to the walls of your colon, threatening blockages. The blockages, in turn, can lead to colon cancer, a very painful way to go if you ask me!

Here are three quick ways to improve your digestive health:

#1 – Drink more water. Water is the primary means of removing toxins and waste from the body, and more water will help cleanse your digestive system. More water will also contribute to the digestion of…

#2 -…fiber, the nutrient most responsible for a healthy digestive system. Fiber can be obtained from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You can also get fiber from some natural food supplements, such as Acai berry.