Did you know that your gut is considered your second brain?
You know, when you are nervous or excited about something you get that feeling in your stomach, butterflies, uneasiness.
Where do you think the saying ‘trust your gut instinct” originates from?
But so many of us treat out guts badly and so often.
Leading to physical ailments, illness, disease and more and more mental health problems.
So today, I am sharing my Top 10 Tips to improve your gut health
- Drink water as soon as you get up and plenty of it
- Fibre – make sure you have enough as this is needed to move food along your digestive tract which helps against IBS and diverticulitis. Remember you have insoluble fibre that the body cannot digest but is necessary to assist with waste elimination and soluble which draws water out of your stools so again very important. Good sources are lentils, peas, chickpeas, bens, peanuts, oat bran, seeds.
- If you have fat make sure you have fiber with it as it will help the digestive process.
- Probiotics like yoghurt and kefir might be useful to help your gut flora
- Eat at the same time of day every day as much as possible. Your body likes consistency not chaos
- Avoid eating too much as this really messes up your digestive processes apart from making you feel really uncomfortable
- Exercise regularly as this helps the food keep moving, making it’s way out.
- Manage your stress. We know stress is a real no no for your body and if your gut is not working you could find yourself more susceptible to illness
- Eat more raw food – vegetables and fruit. Cooking food kills off a lot of the goodness so try to have more fresh raw food in your diet
- Avoid frying food too much as this again kills off nutrients and your body thinks you are giving it something toxic so digestion is once again upset
You will know if your gut is not functioning well – IBS, lethargy, tiredness, illness, skin issues, etc. so take a little time out and check what you’ve had today that is really healthy for you.
Any comments, question, please feel free to get in touch.