Get your insides working for you and restore gut health with a few changes to your supplements, diet and lifestyle. When exercising these days everybody is working on the core. It makes sense……if the core is strong your overall strengths and abilities are greater. What about your insides, your inner core which is a.k.a. your gut. It’s not a pretty picture to think about but, what the heck, let’s do it anyway.
It’s all about the bacteria. The human gut is host to trillions of microorganisms and contains ten times more bacteria than all the other cells in the body. That’s a lot of employees to manage. Trying to keep the right balance of bacteria in your digestive tract for good health starts with your diet. It only makes sense. Bullshit in……bullshit out, same as a computer. You can’t expect good data and results if the feed is crap.
Food For A Healthy Gut
Sugar and starch suck for your health in so many ways and when it comes to bad bacteria it’s no different. Refined sugar, fructose corn syrup and starchy foods like grain, potatoes and corn are to be avoided (or used very moderately), if you want to stop the bad bacteria from breeding and causing a chain reaction to bad gut and overall health. Avoid trans fats…… and that means anything with partially-hydrogenated oils or any foods that are deep fried or fried in yellow seed based vegetable oils. Cook with more natural and traditional fats like butter or coconut oil. Improve your intake in foods that are naturally rich in Omega fats, like wild fish and try some hemp seed oil as a supplement.
Some good foods to eat include those that are living or fermented. They include things containing good bacteria like yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk and kefir.
What Are Probiotic Foods?
If you are looking for a healthy gut and good overall health, eat more probiotic foods. Read the labels when buying yogurt and stay away from the fruity and flavored ones. Having “live active cultures” on the label of any food is a good thing for adding healthy bacteria to your gut. Probiotic foods containing good bacteria may help to relieve some digestive problems like gas, diarrhea or even help to ease some lactose intolerance.
Greek and natural yogurt including full fat is a good choice. Kefir is also a good yogurt choice if you are lactose intolerant because it contains a variety of live and healthy active bacterial cultures. Pickled and fermented forms of food like sauerkraut. Unpasteurized sauerkraut is a tasty addition as a condiment and is loaded with immune-boosting vitamins for good overall health as well. Fermented soybean paste found in Miso soup makes a great and healthy starter. It’s filled with good probiotics, is low in calories and contains a mix of B vitamims and antioxidants. Add in some soft cheese like gouda and some buttermilk in your diet rotation and you’ve gone a long way to improving and helping to restore gut health.
Probiotics are the number one ingredient for good bacteria and gut health. Foods that are high in fiber can also help the digestive process and also aids in the cultivation of healthy bacteria. Fiber is not absorbed in the body and aids in the elimination of waste from the body. Good and healthy foods that are high in fiber are things like black beans, lentils and split peas. Steamed vegetables such as broccoli and brussels sprouts are good additions to your plate and some oatmeal for breakfast wouldn’t hurt the old fiber intake.
Adding supplements that contain enzymes, L-Glutamine, Licorice Root and fiber can be added to your daily regime for a digestive and gut health.