What Increases My Risk for Digestive Diseases?

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The biggest risk factor for digestive diseases is diet, an unhealthy diet. And the best thing that you can do is to eat a primary plant based diet. Lots of whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, the cells in our body and particularly our digestive tract rely on the vital nutrients in food to keep them healthy.

And those vital nutrients are found primarily in deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables. So having a diet that's primarily plant based you don't have to be a vegan, you don't even have to be a vegetarian, but you have to eat lots and lots of fruits and vegetables at each meal. And your plate should be very colorful.

Nutrition 101 is really to eat a rainbow of colors so that you have reds and greens and yellows and purples and all these different colors on your plate, because those colors represent really essential nutrients and vitamins that are going to keep the cells in your entire body as well as in your digestive tract healthy.