Good gut health is key to feeling good, day in and day out. Gut inflammation can lead to a host of health issues, so here’s how to keep tabs on good gut health
Gut health contributes to your overall health and medical professionals have recently discovered its link with many medical conditions and diseases.
This includes diabetes, arthritis, depression, autism, and chronic fatigue, amongst many others. There are many things you can do to improve gut inflammation and maintain good gut health.
Read below to find out what you can do to beat the bloat.
Signs of an Unhealthy Gut
There are a few signs of an unhealthy gut:
- Upsets stomach
- Bloating and stomach pain
- High-sugar diet
- High consumption of processed foods
- Unplanned weight changes
- Sleepless nights
- Skin conditions
- Autoimmune diseases
- Mental health disorders like depression
If you have any of these symptoms or conditions, then continue reading below to find out 7 ways you can improve your symptoms.
There are several stages to the digestion process in humans. The first is chewing and enzymes in your salvia. Both help to breakdown your food into smaller pieces ready for your stomach to do the next stage.
Chew slow enough to give the salivary enzymes enough time to work on the food.
In order to improve your gut health, you should look at improving your sleep length and quality. Leave enough time in your schedule for 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Ensure your room is dark and your bed is comfortable to get the best quality sleep possible.
If you live in a busy area, using a fan or white noise machine may help to drown out urban noise pollution and allow you to catch those extra z’s.
Chronic stress is unhealthy for your body and affects your gut. Lower your stress levels by clearing your busy schedule, spending time with relatives, walking, exercise or interacting with your pet.
Always drink plenty of water throughout the day as this helps your mucous lining in your intestines. It also helps to balance the bacteria in your gut.
Aim for 8-10 cups of water a day. You may need more if you exercise or live in a hot climate.
Test for Food Intolerances
If you often get cramping, bloating, stomach pains, or acid reflux it’s time to head to your doctor for food intolerance testing. Many people are intolerant to wheat, dairy, and eggs, amongst other common foods.
Once you know which foods you are intolerant to, eliminating them from your diet will improve your symptoms.
Adding prebiotics or probiotics into your diet will improve the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut.
You should aim to take high-quality supplements for the best overall effect on your health.
Change Your Diet
Lastly, change your diet. If your diet is full of high-sugar, high-salt, high-fat foods then it’s time to change your diet to a ‘clean diet’. This means eating foods that are minimally processed and as close to their natural state as possible.
For example, lean meats and fish, fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh dairy products should make up most of the diet. Whole oats and brown rice are suitable too.
Certain foods can naturally cleanse your gut from parasites, which can improve your gut health. Further information on natural parasite cleansing can be found here at https://microbeformulas.com/blogs/microbe-formulas/13-1-benefits-of-natural-parasite-cleansing.
Any foods you are intolerant to should be avoided while following a clean diet.
Improve Gut Inflammation Today
By following the above tips, you will see an improvement in your gut health and will reduce your gut inflammation. Gut health is the pinnacle to overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
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