Did you know the health of your gut plays a key role role in your overall health and wellbeing? There is actual truth to the saying “go with your gut”, as research has found a powerful connection between the mind and body.
Many people experience digestive problems such as bloating and stomach pain on a regular basis. What you eat can help or hurt your digestive system, and influence how you feel. Emotions and thought patterns can contribute to imbalances within the body, and therapies like hypnosis, visual imagery, meditation and yoga, are being used to reestablish balance and promote health.
Certain food additives such as emulsifiers may affect your gut health. Emulsifiers are added to many processed foods like gluten-free bread, to improve texture and extend shelf life. However, they can actually cause more harm to your gut flora.
Try to eat fruits and vegetables at every meal. A variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts can provide a healthy variety of different fibers and nutrients to your diet. Plus the more fiber and whole foods you eat, the less room you’ll have for unhealthy options. Start increasing your fiber intake with small amounts throughout the day.
Non-dairy probiotics can also improve your gut health. These are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Probiotics are available in dietary supplements and in certain foods, such as non-dairy yogurt.
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