01 Feb 4 easy ways to keep your gut healthy – Naturopath Approved!
I would say that keeping your gut healthy is the key to living a long healthy life. So I’ve put together 4 Naturopath approved, easy ways to keep your gut healthy.
Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) said, “All disease begins in the gut” and these days you’ll find it difficult to not find links between digestive health and almost all disease. So focusing on your digestive health is essential in caring for your overall wellbeing.
So here are my top 4 easy ways to keep your gut healthy – Naturopath Approved!
1. Eating enough fiber:
Fiber is one of the most overlooked diet factors for the gut and has tremendous effects on decreasing inflammation, promoting the cleaning system and improving the overall wellbeing of gut health. Unfortunately, our modern diet menu is severely deficient in fiber content. Fiber literally feeds your gut microbes. If you are skipping your daily fiber intake, remember that the good bacteria in your gut rely on this food source to ensure optimal gut function. The fiber-rich food items include leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, apples, cabbage, berries, pears, oatmeal, psyllium husk, barley, and cashew nuts.
2. Making regular use of probiotics:
Gut flora is a significant factor in promoting good health by giving protection against infections and inflammatory disorders. It is primarily influenced by everything we eat. When gut flora is disturbed due to any disease or by food choices, it is important to reset the normalcy by eating foods that contain probiotics like yogurt, kefir, pickles, miso, tempeh, and sourdough bread or by having a regular probiotic supplement.
3. Avoiding inflammatory food items:
What does inflammation have to do with gut health? EVERYTHING! Ditch foods that are processed, high in animal proteins, contain lots of saturated fats, excessive sugar or foods that you know trigger your symptoms. This will reduce your inflammation and allow your body time to rest without a constant overload of inflammatory foods.
4. Maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle:
It is important to make the lifestyle changes that will improve the digestive system along with its related organs like liver, gall bladder pancreas, and other glands. The optimum functioning of body increases the immune system and healing capacity of the body. It tends to recover small disorders on its own. The basic measures for overall health are known by all of us including:
- Mindful eating
- Regular exercise
- Proper sleep
- Stress-free living
- Cautious use of antibiotics and painkillers
- Avoidance of smoking and alcohol
Gut health is an integral part of a healthy body. It is not possible to maintain glowing skin, concentrating mind, active muscles or comfortable belly without taking good care of gut health. Eating and conscious eating is all we need to have a life full of vitality.
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