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Heal your gut

Posted by Tintin Sealey

There are many contributing factors that affect your gut health. Factors such as diet, food intolerances, lifestyle, hormones, sleep and medications will affect the state of how your body handles what you eat. Here are some handy tricks and tricks to help the recovery of your gut. pineapple-supply-co-244468-unsplash

Nourish your body with prebiotics

Prebiotics fuel our intestinal probiotics. Prebiotics refer to natural soluble fibres that feed the good bacteria in our large intestine, helping to promote balanced gut flora and healthy bowel function. When out good bacteria eat prebiotic fibre, they produce beneficial short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, which inhibits the growth of disease-causing pathogens and maintains the health of our intestinal lining. They can be found in plant-based foods, leeks and apples.  

Drink tea

The caffeine in green tea acts as a mild laxative to get the bowels moving in the morning. Studies from the European journal of pharmacology also report that Green tea is beneficial in reducing gastrointestinal disorders.  

Fodmap could be to blame for bloating

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. In short, it stands for foods that contain short - chain carbs that are hard to digest, which can lead to bloating.  

Eat a whole food diet

A good diet has always played a vital role in supporting health, which is why it is so important to think about what you put into your mouth every time you eat and drink and whether or not it makes a positive or negative effect to your body.