December 30, 2019 2 min read
The health of your gut reflects the overall health of your body. Often, we need to take a deep dive in the inside and evaluate the health of our gut to make sure the rest of our body is working like a fine oiled machine so we are feeling great and our normal, happy self!
Our gut’s main job is breaking down food and absorbing the nutrients for the body to use to keep it functioning. Many people can have digestion issues that can be triggered by poor diet as well as stress and with this can come bloating, stomach pain, and an all around uncomfortable feeling to your stomach-ouch!
Luckily, there are ways that you can take a step back and evaluate what you put in your body. The bacteria found in our gut are essential for efficient gut function. Foods high in fiber are also an element to look at. This includes beans, lentils, wholegrain, vegetables, and fruit.
Let’s get to the tips to help reset your gut for the better:
Opt for consuming wholegrain varieties other than white rice and pastas that and slow down the body. This means eating more wholegrain versions of bread and pasta. These foods include fiber that assist in proper digestion and will help reduce any risk of constipation and keep the insides clear.
Now that we know about the importance of fiber, beans and lentils are the richest foods you can eat that have a great source of dietary fiber. They are very versatile and can be the secret weapon when making salads, soups, and can even be enjoyed plain.
Don’t forget about our classic vegetables. Rich in fiber, these can act as a prebiotic that helps support bacteria growth in your gut. If you are more prone to gas, stay clear from broccoli and cauliflower.
Probiotics are bacteria shown to have a beneficial effect supporting a healthy gut. So bring on the yogurt! Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut are also beneficial for gut health and contain many different strains of bacteria. If fermented foods are not for you, take a look into taking a probiotic supplement or enjoy a Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha to feed the probiotics in your gut.
Feed the probiotcs with prebiotics. Foods packed with prebiotics, asparagus, bananas, oats, onions, garlic, leeks and barley. Sip on some Wonder Drink prebiotic Kombucha to help promote probiotics in the body.
Chew food slowly and in very small amounts. This means practicing mindful eating. Don’t put your body in over load and overfill your stomach with tons of food, you will be feeling the pain later. If your stress levels are managed properly, your body will respond accordingly. High stress levels increase stomach issues and will cause unwanted pain and discomfort.
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