How To Improve Your Gut Health

Most of us focus on the outward effect aging has on the way we look, however what science is now finding is that the aging process begins within our body AND within our gut. Within your gut is a fountain of youth and this is where the anti-aging really begins. We have written a guide for how to improve your gut health, as wellness truly comes from within.

When we talk about the gut, we talk about the microbiome which houses trillions of bacteria’s that either work for us or work against us.

A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy steep and a healthy digestive system.

Restoring your gut health will not only boost your nutrient absorption, which in and of itself can keep your skin glowing, as restoring pH is vital for good gut health. It’s interesting to note the gut-skin connection as many skin conditions have their origin in the gut.

Signs Of An Unhealthy Gut

There are many signs of an unhealthy gut, and if you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is a good indicator that you need to work on improving your gut health.

  • Upset stomach, excessive gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and heartburn
  • A high- sugar diet
  • Constant fatigue
  • Skin irritation
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Food intolerances

Tips To Improve Your Gut Health

By choosing the right foods and making some lifestyle changes, you will be we

  • Eat a high-fibre diet
  • Get both insoluble and soluble fibre
  • Limit food that are high in fat
  • Choose lean meats
  • Add probiotics and prebiotics to your diet. Probiotics are the good bacteria, prebiotics act as a food source and boost the effectiveness of the probiotic bacteria
  • Eat at regular times
  • Stay hydrated
  • Skip bad habits: smoking, excessive caffeine and alcohol

Additional Things You Can Do For Your Gut Health

In addition to eating the right foods, staying hydrated and skipping bad habits, the following will also help your gut health and digestion, as well as help to lessen your food intolerances.

  • Get enough sleep
  • Lower your stress levels
  • Change your diet
  • Take a prebiotic and probiotics
  • Eat slowly
  • Stay hydrated

In summary, by choosing the right foods and making some lifestyle changes, you will be well on your way to improving your gut health, increasing your energy levels, and looking and feeling great all over!

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