By Pernille Jensen - Founder of The Gut Co
The gut is the source of a healthy mind and a body that is strong and full of energy. Robust gut health with thriving good bacteria is the foundation for a strong immune system, beautiful skin, quality sleep, and overall longevity.
Here are 5 nutritional and lifestyle tips to set you on your way.
01. Eat more fermented foods.
Try adding fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir and our FEED powder to some of your meals. Probiotics and prebiotics enable the gut to improve its microbiome by increasing the good bacteria and decreasing the bad bacteria.
02. Restore your gut lining.
Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to your overall health, and an unhealthy gut can be linked to a wide range of health concerns. The gut lining contains 70% of the immune system and an inflamed gut can be the underlying cause of many digestive and skin issues. Things like bone broth, glutamine and Aloe vera have all shown to improve gut lining. REPAIR contains all you need to repair the gut lining.Take our FEED and REPAIR powders once or twice a day to help build and restore your gut.
03. Focus on a fibre rich diet.
Fibre is important for keeping the gut healthy. Eating enough fibre can prevent or relieve constipation and encourages healthy gut microbiota. You don’t want to miss out on the essential nutrients contained in fruits and vegetables. Eat a balanced range of fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds.
04. Limit artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners are widely used as replacements for sugar. However, some studies have shown that they can negatively affect the gut microbiota. Reducing the amount of processed, high sugar, and high-fat foods that you eat can contribute to better gut health. Additionally, eating plenty of plant-based foods and quality grass-fed meat and/or fish can positively impact your gut. No artificial preservatives, flavours, sweeteners, fillers or colours are used in The Gut Co products.
05. Reduce stress.
High levels of stress can affect our gut bacteria and create a range of gut health symptoms such as bloating, constipation, leaky gut and IBS. Finding ways to calm the body’s stress response may help to relieve symptoms. Meditation, deep breathing or gentle exercise can all help to calm the gut, as well as the mind.