The popular phrase “listen to your gut” can apply to much more than intuition. Our gut health is actually connected to functions in the body like our immune and nervous systems, hormones, mood, weight, brain, energy, and heart. It decides which nutrients are absorbed and what toxins are eliminated. The health of our gut is determined by the microflora present in our gastrointestinal tract and, as scientists continue to verify the major role it plays in our overall health, people are increasingly more aware about the need to take steps to improve this complex system of the body.
3 Tips to look after your gut health:
Processed foods and high calorie, low nutrient foods can throw off our microflora balance. Instead opt for a nutrient dense, high fiber, low glycemic diet.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the National University of Ireland linked exercise and BMI (Body Mass Index) with gut health. They recruited two groups of healthy adult men to obtain findings: professional rugby athletes and men who exercised only occasionally and lightly. They found that the men with low levels of physical activity had less healthy intestinal bacteria and higher inflammation, especially when combined with a higher BMI. Moderate to high intensity exercise on a regular basis is a simple way to promote gut health and maintain a healthy weight.
A healthy diet is key, but certain supplements can also dramatically improve overall gut health and restore digestive balance. Two in particular are digestive enzymes and probiotics.*
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