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How can I maintain a healthy gastrointestinal system?

Lifestyle choices play a significant role in gastrointestinal (GI) health. To maintain a healthy GI system, you should eat a healthy diet high in fiber. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily, and don't consume too much alcohol. It's also recommended that you eat moderately and slowly. You should exercise regularly and reduce stress. Practice good hygiene--handwashing, food safety procedures, disinfection of surfaces--to avoid gastroenteritis. Lastly, if you smoke, quit.

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