Good gut health has an impact on our lives in so many ways, ranging from physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
Our wellbeing is impacted by the food we consume and the time we live in. By making some easy additions to your daily routine, you can optimize your general health, manage weight and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, cope with IBS, migraines, stomach issues, low energy, and skin problems.
As a Gut Health Specialist, there are a couple of ways you can improve your gut health with easy additions to your daily routine including:
Stay hydrated: Staying hydrated is incredibly important and plays a vital role in metabolism, membrane function, regulating our body temperature and aiding in digestion to break down food. It helps deliver oxygen through your entire body, flushes unwanted toxins from the body, helps our brains create hormones and neurotransmitters, enhances anabolic hormones and promotes muscle growth. It is necessary for optimal brain function, transporting nutrients from our food, to promote satiety and keeps our cells rejuvenated.
Probiotic supplements: I’m a big fan of probiotics due to my history with gut problems, so I was excited to see Vmores release the Dash probiotic, which is actually 10 billion active probiotics to keep my gut happy and healthy. Vmores who is actually the first and only Australian supplement brand to bring freeze-dried technology to Australia, which is an exciting advance in this market! So, what is freeze-dried? Early uses of freeze-dry technology include aerospace, military medication, and food because of its high cost. It was also used in WWII for penicillin and by NASA in the 50s and 60s for food. Using freeze-dried technology is ideal for probiotic formulas as it enables a longer shelf life and helps maintain higher viability in more beneficial amounts.
Add probiotic foods into your diet: It is so important to add probiotic-rich foods into your diet to achieve good gut health. Some probiotic-rich foods you can add include kombucha, natural yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, and kimchi. Adding these foods will give you a multitude of benefits including a stronger immune system, improved digestion, improved energy, healthier respiratory system and healthier skin (eczema, psoriasis, allergies). The lack of good bacterias in your digestive tract affects your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. Some of the side effects of not having enough probiotics include digestive disorders, skin issues, autoimmune disease, low immunity, and frequent colds, flu and sinus.
Eat plenty of leafy greens: Taking good care of the digestive health by eating probiotic foods and plenty of leafy greens is so important to maintaining good gut health.