The gut starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. Along the way, a number of organs play a part; liver, stomach, gallbladder and pancreas. Our gut and brain are even connected by a vagus nerve! 🧐
The gut is home to bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeasts - this community is referred to as our gut microbiome. Trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material live in your intestinal tract play an important role in keeping us healthy.
Think of your gut like a bag of smarties regarding the variety of colours; we want lots of different types of bacteria in the gut. We often think of bacteria as bad but we need to populate our gut with good bacteria.
Your gut has many functions:
➡️ Getting rid of waste
➡️ Hormonal health
➡️ Supporting immunity (70% of our immune system is located in the gut)
➡️ Mood support (gut-brain connection)
Support your gut through the diet:
✅ Eat 30g fibre a day (nuts, seeds, legumes, leave skin on fruit & veg)
✅ Eat polyphenols (brightly coloured fruit & veg, dark chocolate, legumes)
✅ Limit processed foods
✅ Limit alcohol
✅ Reduce sugar intake
✅ Get a variety/eat the rainbow (diversity = a happier, healthier gut)
✅ Probiotic foods and drinks such as fermented Kombucha.
Kombucha and other fermented foods are full of antioxidants 🌱 and probiotics, also referred to as friendly, live bacteria that will help improve immune function and aid in food digestion. 🧐
Get yours now!
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