Let’s get down and dirty with gut health.
Did you know the gut plays a vital role in our health and well-being? It is home to around 70% of our immune system which contain good and bad bacteria.
Practising good gut health choices can have a positive impact on your mental health, your skin, regulate your menstrual cycle and improve brain activity.
So, you might be wondering what actions do you take to maintaining a healthy gut?
What to eat?
It’s all starts with choosing nourishing wholefoods. Minimise take-out meals and try to cook more at home, this way you can see firsthand what is going into your meals. Choose organic seasonal produce when possible, this lessens the chance of finding nasties and pesticides on your food.
Eat food rich in prebiotics and probiotics, we’re talking veggie packed meals topped with lacto-fermented foods such as kimchi, miso, tempeh and sauerkraut. An easy way to get a daily hit of prebiotics is by consuming Inulin. Inulin supports the production of special bacteria that is known to improve gut health and general health and can be found in our superfood detox range and organic proteins blends.
For a quick and easy gut boosting trick, try a super green smoothie mixed with our Organic Fusion powder or Skinny Greens Superfood Detox. Both contain green goodies like Chlorella, Spirulina, Barley Grass, Kale and more – and the natural Tropical flavour makes it easy to drink.
Another simple but important factor to good gut health is making sure you’re chewing your food properly. Slow and steady wins the race in this case. Why? Because digestion begins at the mouth, so chewing your food properly reduces the amount of work your digestive enzymes have to do once food reaches the stomach.
Embracing mindful eating and practising meditation is another way to get your gut health on track as stress can have a negative impact on the diversity of our gut microbiome. Being present in the moment as you sit down to have a meal is a good place to start. Let your meal digest before your up and moving again.
Keeping in mind, each person’s microbiome is different, so listen to your gut when you’re making diet and lifestyle changes.