Why Digestive Health is Important

Your digestive system breaks down foods and liquids into their chemical components—carbohydrates, fats, proteins—so that the body can absorb nutrients, use energy, and build or repair cells. Your digestive health impacts your immune system, your mental health, and your overall well-being. When you have a healthy digestive system, your gastrointestinal tract has a good balance of good bacteria and is able to properly digest and absorb nutrients. But when there is an imbalance in your digestive system, it may trigger unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea and more.1