A healthy, low stress lifestyle with plenty of sleep, regular exercise, and healthy foods is the best way to support a healthy gut. But there are things you can do support your gut health. By incorporating some, or all, of these ideas into your daily routine, you should start to feel better in no time.
Eat fermented food
Packed with healthy bacteria, fermented foods help keep a healthy balance of gut flora. Ex: Milk Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Fermented or pickled sauces, Fermented vegetables, Cheddar and Gouda cheese
Take time to eat
Eating at consistent times helps reduce bloating, gas and other discomforts.
Eat dinner earlier
Eating earlier gives your body time to digest food and work repairing your body
Skip the alcohol-
Alcohol can cause dehydration and inflammation, stall digestive processes and is toxic to your liver.
Take a probiotic
Taking probiotic can help replenish healthy gut bacteria which reduces the risk of disease.
Have a good night’s sleep
Adequate sleep can reduce stress, repair cells and regulate hormones for a happy and balanced gut.
Ditch processed foods
Processed foods cause an increase in inflammation and cause imbalances in your gut bacteria that disturb healthy gut function.
Consider switching out soft drinks for probiotic kombucha which has beneficial bacteria which could help balance the gut.
Antibiotics should be avoided as much as possible since they disrupt the gut bacteria.
Being active increases the types and amounts of beneficial bacteria in your gut and reduce unwanted digestive symptoms.
Drink plenty of water
Plenty of water helps keep you regular, flush out your system and transport nutrients around your body.
Choose high fiber
Fiber actually feeds probiotics, helping them perform better, keeping you regular.
Eat oily fish
Include an oily fish meal in your week and this gives you anti-inflammatory omega-3s and the protein help reduce inflammation and support repair processes.
Eat bone broth
Igredients in bone broth my help sooth and repair and reduce inflammation along the lining of your gut, keeping it healthy.
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