First off, do you know the gut is called our second brain? Gut health opens the doors for a healthy body and healthy mind. It builds our immune system and prevents us from bacteria and viruses. Gut health is the reflection of our entire body be it our brain, our stomach, our intestines etc.
Here are some ways you can keep your gut healthy-
Eat whole foods
Eating whole foods provided to us directly by mother nature brings life to our body. Wheet, pulses, beans etc are some of the readily available options available in the Indian markets.
Consuming good bacteria and healthy probiotics makes sure you have essential antioxidants in your body. Curd(dairy, non-dairy), Broccoli, pickles and kimchi are great a few nice options.
Veggies & Fruits
We very well know that each fruit and vegetable has its own benefits. Eating then will not just provide tons of nutrients to you but will also promote local agriculture. Green leafy vegetables are considered to be full of nutrients that nurtures the growth and immunity of the body
Fats are not always bad, there are so many healthy fats that our body needs. Dry fruits such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, and avocados are some very good options to include in your diet.
Say no to processed foods
Let’s be honest, processed foods are not meant to be made for our bodies. They are made after removing all the healthy nutrients anfiberses from the food and overcooking them. Our bodies are not designed to eat those highly processed foods.
Human body cannot digest such heavy elements, this causes food poisoning, indigestion, bloating and many more problems. So it is advised to stay away from eating meat.
Dark chocolate contains polyphenols. They travel out intestines where microbes use them as a fuel. Dark chocolate also has anti-inflammatory properties,decreases blood pressure and cholesterol. But make sure it’s pure, some of the most common dark chocolates available are filled with artificial flavours and are also high in sugar.
Keeping yourself hydrated
As simple and important as it is, we tend to forget to keep our bodies hydrated. Water helps to flush out the toxins from our body. It helps your brain function and absorbs the nutrients from the food we eat.
Digestion begins from mouth
It’s true that digestion begins from the mouth itself. If we chew our food properly more than half of the work is already done and our stomach has less load to take on itself whereas if we don’t chew properly the stomach is burdened so much causing bloating.
Our mouth is the entrance that transports the most number of diseases in our bodies. Keeping good dental hygiene will make sure we don’t let bacteria grow in our mouths causing severe health issues.
Without a doubt, if we take stress to a level that it causes our sleep our bodies will react to it. To have great gut health make sure you have a relaxed and deep sleep.
These are some practical and easy ways to keep your gut healthy and to make sure your body is free from toxins and undigested food causing your bloating or indigestion. Remember, inside cleansing is as important than outside cleansing of the body. Make sure you provide your body with as much nutrients and immunity as possible.