Your colon does a lot more work than you think. Its job is to absorb all the good stuff from the food you eat (like minerals and water) before, well, getting rid of the remains. Because it's pretty much a one-man show, it's easy for your colon to get overworked in the process, which can lead to problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation. Help it run more smoothly by eating the right foods to ease digestion.


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