100 trillion ‘bugs’ live in your gut and all help to keep you healthy by regulating inflammation, immunity, production of various vitamins, detoxing, carbohydrate metabolism and the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
Your gut also influence your brains function as well as your long term health and resistance to disease. It has been discovered that multiple brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, autism, multiple sclerosis, migraines, depression and anxiety are linked to unique patterns of the gut bacteria.
THIS IS WHAT WE DO TO KEEP OUR GUT HEALTHY AND HAPPY:
- Only take antibiotics if it’s absolutely necessary. Antibiotics does not only kill the bad bacteria in your body it also wipes out all the good ones.
- Eat/drink lots of probiotic foods, such as kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchee, yogurt and fermented vegetables.
- If you can’t get enough probiotics from the food you eat consider a supplement.
- Eat foods rich in prebiotic fiber such as dandelion greens, onions, garlic, jicama, Jerusalem artichoke. You can also take Acacia gum as a supplement.
- Reduce your sugar, carb and gluten intake. When we eat a high sugar, carb and gluten diet it can create an imbalance in the gut bacteria, which can make our gut inflamed.
- Drink lots of water.
- Reduce your intake of acidic foods.
Overall we do out best to stick to a varied diet with everything in moderation, avoiding processed foods. *Some other foods that are good for your gut are: broccoli, beans, blueberries, polenta, bananas, and tempeh.
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