I am hearing and seeing more and more illness, autoimmune disease, mental health issues even hormonal imbalances, and although they all have a very different story I find that we always end up a the same answer. The GUT!
The health of your gut is responsible for so much and we really need to be taking much better care or ourselves! The food that we put in our mouths is to nourish us and fuel our bodies, if we treated our cars half as bad as we treat our bodies then they would never start. No wonder we are sicker than before.
Here is 5 tips to better gut health for the beginners
1 – Cut out refined sugars as much as possible. To sweeten baking use maple syrup or dates.
2- Eat whole foods, move away from packaged goods and make things form scratch. This does not need to be hard work. there are lots of great recipes around that don’t take hours to prepare. I cook for 8 each day and don’t spend more than 45 mins preparing dinner.
3- Try some fermented foods and drinks, Sauerkraut, Kim chi, Kombucha. You don’t need a lot but a small serving with each meal is great.
4 – Look at your elimination, if your metabolism is sluggish then chances are your digestive system needs a bit of help. Often this is due to low stomach acid or need for some digestive enzymes.
5 – Find yourself a health professional that can help you on your journey.