Do you have digestion problems and wonder which food may have caused it?
It might not just be from the foods you are eating, but from bacteria and microbiome imbalance in your gut.
Gut health is more powerful than many gals realize and can affect overall health, digestions, sleep, energy, and mood.
Let’s jump into some quick tips to help restore your gut health and show it some love.
Let’s Start with Probiotics
Most of us do naturally get enough probiotics in our daily diet. If you’re dealing with gut health issues, then adding probiotics can be a positive move toward a healthier gut microbiome.
Probiotics are easy to get from fermented foods such as kombucha, certain types of yogurt, kefir, pickles, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, and even dark chocolate.
There are also many probiotic supplements available. Try to grab an organic version if possible!
What Is The Gut Microbiome?…
The gut microbiome are the microorganisms, such as bacteria, archaea and fungi, that live in the digestive tracts.
Bacteria in the microbiome help digest our food, regulate our immune system, and protect against bad bacteria that cause disease and other health problems.
Changing small things in your diet can make a big difference…
Are there foods that seem to make you feel bloated, cause acid indigestion, or make you feel drained of energy?
Try to recognized when this happens…
Taking a break from the particular food that caused the issue for a 5-7 days might give you some clarity. After a break, add it back into your diet and see if the issue reactivates. If so, ditch that food. If not, then it might be some other food that needs to be identified.
Eating a well-balanced diet is also important if you want to restore your gut health.
Sometimes this can feel overwhelming, however, you do not need to change everything at once.
Start by removing one or two processed and unrefined foods from your diet, which are typically packaged and frozen foods, with the exception of frozen vegetables.
From there you can make little changes over a period of time and add more whole, clean, and fresh foods, cooking more meals at home.
Add the Good Fat
If you grew up in the 1980s, you might still have the “fat is bad” recording playing in your head. Its time to push mute on that recording.
Healthy fats are important to have in your diet. They provide excellent omega 3 fatty acids which are great for your gut health. Some of the best sources of healthy fats include avocados, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish.
Remember that lasting change happens with a good foundation. Start building your gut health with small steps, and over time you will see the benefits of your healthy, beautiful gut.
WANT TO DIVE DEEPER INTO GUT HEALTH? Click HERE to check out my interview with Becky Wells, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.