Many people do not understand the importance of maintaining a healthy intestinal tract and digestive system in general, and do not know how to avoid intestinal parasites. If you have poor eating habits, and allow yourself to exist in a constant state of stress with very little exercise or time for relaxation, you should know that you are putting yourself at high risk for developing an infestation of intestinal parasites. Worms and other nasty microscopic parasites can develop in your intestine when your immune system is operating poorly due to an ongoing illness or a diet that is low in actual nutrition.
If you are concerned that you or your family members might be at high risk for developing food parasites, you should start to evaluate your risk by taking stock of your daily diet. Keep a food journal on you for one week and write down the details of everything you eat. You don't have to record calories or fat grams as if you were on a diet, but it is helpful to note if the foods you eat are especially high in these things. Take particular notice of high consumption of meats, dairy products, sugars and foods that are known to form acid. You should also make a note of whether or not you notice yourself being constipated on a regular basis. This is the perfect diet and intestinal situation for food parasites to flourish in.
If you notice that you are currently consuming the kind of diet that allows parasites to move right in, you might be a little scared, but don't worry, there are some easy changes that you can make to create an unfriendly environment for them. First of all, you can start by eating things that the food parasites don't like to eat. Food parasites dislike raw green vegetables, tomatoes, raw carrots, black pepper, ground almonds, blackberries, fresh horseradish, and in general, foods that are high in natural fiber.
If you think you or someone you love might already be affected by intestinal parasites, then there are several things that you can do to start encouraging them to leave your body. First of all, you should immediately alter your diet to include only foods that the food parasites find unappetizing. Secondly, you should start taking garlic supplements, or add a lot of fresh garlic to your diet, as it is a natural anti-parasitic.
Intestinal parasites are more common in USA than most people think. American doctors have concluded that parasites can be one of the most undiagnosed problems in our country.