Gut health is key for our body. It affects our digestive system directly but also our brain, our heart, and even our mental well-being. That’s why keeping a happy gut is a huge step towards a healthy lifestyle.
How can we identify the signs of an unhealthy gut? Generally, people experience constipation, bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, and skin irritations. Moreover, having gut problems can affect your sleeping schedule causing major health problems in the long run.
How to get it back on track? Read these tips below:
Water for a happy gut
when the doctors insist on drinking more water, it’s because we need it to function properly. Drinking up to eight glasses of water a day helps eliminate toxins and improve peristalsis -a process that moves the food through the digestive system.
our gut is a fragile ecosystem of “good” and “bad” bacteria. Both groups are necessary. The problem starts when the balance breaks and “bad” bacteria take over. Probiotics can help restore it.
You can find probiotics in some fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, and kimchi.
Two kiwis per week
this citric fruit has proven to be an ally for people with gut problems. It’s rich in Vitamin C and fiber, the principal nutrient for a better and smoother digestive process.
Kiwis can also soothe the gastrointestinal tract, a tasty option to reduce inflammations and heartburn!
Ingest more magnesium
taking a daily dose of this nutrient improves nerve and muscle function and it can also be used to relieve constipation, gas, and bloating.
Magnesium is a key component in the whole digestive process, you can find it in natural foods such as bananas, leafy greens, dark chocolate, avocados, nuts, and legumes.
Avoid inflammatory foods
if you are trying to heal your gut, reduce the intake of foods that trigger an inflammatory response in your stomach, like full-fat dairy products, sugar, and gluten.
Approaching a plant-based diet -at least for a while- can be a great way to support your digestive system while it recovers.
Are you ready to feel better? Change the way you approach food and your gut will thank you.
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