The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is the gateway to your health, if you have a healthy gut, your body and mind probably are too.
The gut is the long tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. It processes food – from the time it is first eaten until it is either absorbed by the body or passed out as stools (faeces). When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhoea. 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut.
Any imbalance in has been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema and other chronic health problems.
To live a healthy and productive life, here is how you can improve your healthy living by boosting your gut system.
trans fat and processed food can cause inflammation of the gut and sometimes even can damage intestinal lining. Minimise consumption of refined and processed food, trans fat and alcohol. Take balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables every day.
Drink plenty of water. Not drinking enough water is one of the main causes of chronic constipation. You intestine requires lots of fluid in your system to remain smooth and flexible. Fluids help the food you eat to move through your intestines swiftly, thus aiding digestion.
The inclusion of fibrous food is necessary to improve your digestion. Fruits and vegetables with a high content of fibres protect the colon and reduce the chance of getting bowel diseases, including colon cancer. Increase the fibre intake slowly.
Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that have many health benefits. They work by balancing the levels of microorganisms in the intestines. They fight with harmful bacteria and boost the immunity. The curd is a good source of probiotic and is often used in almost every household.
Digestive enzymes act as catalysts in speeding up specific, life-preserving chemical reactions in the body. They help break down larger molecules into more easily absorbed particles.