The connection between your gut and body is getting A LOT of attention from researchers as we are seeing MORE and MORE digestive issues that prove that many illnesses begin in the gut.
So what can we do to help and support this amazing system we have?
Respect that it’s a HARD worker and fuel it so it can help you in return!
Consider pre and probiotics- These are what helps fuel our GI system and reduce GI symptoms. What do they mean?
Prebiotics: Found in fruit, vegetables and grains. You can think of these as the “food” for you microbiome (also known as the bacteria in your GI system)
Probiotics: Found in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha.
NOTE: You may or may not benefit from a probiotic, consult with your gastroenterologist to review options.
Are you considering your fiber intake?
Yep, you should be getting both SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE fiber from your diet.
What does this mean?
Soluble: This fiber helps create a stool that can move along easily.
Insoluble: This fiber adds bulk to the stool. It can also help reduce LDL cholesterol (bad), about 10 grams of insoluble fiber can help reduce your LDL by >5 points!
Consuming adequate fiber and properly hydration KEEPS THINGS MOVING and prevents toxic materials that remain in the gastrointestinal tract longer than necessary (reducing your risk for colon cancer). That makes your gut microbiome (bacteria) happy and allows them to flourish.
So eat your fiber, drink your water and treat your gut right!