It All Starts with Your Gut
There’s no doubt you’ve heard “follow your gut” when it comes to making big decisions, but did you know that there is scientific evidence to back up this old saying?
Your gut is home to millions of neurons that are connected to the brain and feed the body information about its wellbeing. The gut, in fact, is often referred to as the “second brain” by doctors!
Signs of poor gut health range from the obvious like gas, bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain to chronic fatigue/stress, brain fog, skin irritations, and unexplainable weight changes.
Good health starts with your gut.
In order to properly absorb nutrients your body needs in order to avoid bloating and other digestive problems, we must pay close attention to our diet & supplements appropriately.
Maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated are the biggest keys. Foods like lentils/beans, whole grains, nuts, and most fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy gut. You may also want to include fermented foods like yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, or miso, to improve your gut microbiome and aid digestion by providing the body with probiotic bacteria.
There are certain things we must avoid to optimize our gut health as well.
Highly processed foods, added sugars, and alcohol can eliminate the beneficial bacteria in the gut and generate harmful bacteria. This can alter gut permeability allowing harmful substances to pass through leading to “leaky gut syndrome”, where partially digested food and toxins leave the gut, causing inflammation that leads to bloating.
To make matters worse, the resulting imbalance in your gut bacteria can lead to cravings for the unhealthy foods that cause problems in the first place! This is why developing a healthy lifestyle and proper diet is so important.
Some problems with gut health may simply be due to food intolerances- often gluten, dairy, or artificial sweeteners may need to be avoided for certain individuals. If you think you may have issues with one of these three categories, simply eliminate one of them at a time from your diet for a week and notice any changes that occur!
Eating slowly and mindfully can also fix some gut issues that occur from eating in a rushed state. The body is much more efficient at digesting and parsing out the nutrients we eat in a relaxed state.
Supplementation may help individuals with compromised gut health.
Certain substances are especially helpful in aiding digestion and preventing gut inflammation, bloating, and leakage. Probiotics, as mentioned, are the most important of these substances and promote healthy gut bacteria. Digestive enzymes ensure the food you eat is broken down and able to be properly utilized by the body. Peppermint, apple cider vinegar, oregano oil, and aloe vera can also help with the relaxing of intestinal muscles, easing of gut inflammation/irritation, and protection of the gut wall to prevent leaky gut.
Our one-of-a-kind Gut Formula from Nu-Tek nutrition includes these ingredients to help you feel your best, mentally and physically and prevent the adverse effects of poor gut health. Check it out today and remember to eat a fibrous, healthy diet and avoid excess processed foods or other unhealthy gut altering substances!