Trust your gut feeling.
Itâ€™s not just your nervous system; but your hormone and immune system that is affected by a healthy diet.
Gut microbiome are the microorganisms living in your intestines. A person has about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in their digestive tract. While some microorganisms are harmful to our health, many are incredibly beneficial and even necessary to a healthy body.
Helping control your immune system: The gut microbiome also controls how your immune system works. By communicating with immune cells, the gut microbiome can control how your body responds to infection.
Here are 8 ways you can improve your gut feeling.
- Cut back on sweetener and sugar
Too much of these can affect your gut lining, causing the gut bacteria to become unbalanced and unstable.
- Eat more plant based foods
Eating oily plant based foods twice a week such as nuts, avocado and olive oil; add a great source of healthy fats to your diet.
These can help reset your metabolism and reduce your blood sugars.
- Increase your veg intake
Fibre rich veg feeds the bacteria in your gut and also acts like a broom for your digestive system helping the gut to push waste through the intestine. Veggies should make up at least half your your plate per meal.
- Eat more raw produce
Fruits and veggies are great for our health. Once you heat or blitz it, you start to affect the nutrients. Try to ate as much of your produce raw and in its natural state as possible for maximum health benefits.
- Add more herbs to your plate
These are mother nature’s anti inflammatories and great for over all health, especially cinnamon, saffron and turmeric.
- Go to bed a little earlier
Better sleep enhances concentration, resets your stress levels, improves your metabolism and has a positive affect on your microbiome. Aim to get 7-8 hours sleep a night.
- Give your gut a break
Not only from junk food but in between meals too.
Your gut needs time to break down the foods and process them. Try to leave 2-3 hours between eating and drinking your calories
- Move around more
Regular exercise promotes a healthy body.
A 30 minutes walk or a heavy gym session boosts our mood and helps the body perform on a healthy cellular level, reducing the risk of health related diseases and encouraging better sleep.