Let’s talk about GUT, baby!
The gut is the gastrointestinal system of the human body meaning the entire journey the food takes in our body. Its function is to break down and absorb the nutrients that we supply the body with through what we eat.
Why is gut health so important?
Consider the gut as the foundation of our entire body, responsible for supporting and maintaining the rest of the body’s functions and organs. Our gut carries over a trillion good bacteria that are extremely important for the function of our organs. They help to fight bad bacteria, potentially decrease inflammation that may lead to diseases and is also a key health factor in fighting many different health issues we face such as mental health, autoimmune conditions and diabetes.
How are Good Bacteria lost from our system?
Many factors can contribute to the loss of good bacteria. This can include stress, not enough exercise, consumption of processed food, consumption of alcohol, antibiotics and poor sleeping patterns.
Remember! You are what you eat.
What foods can increase good bacteria?
A variety of foods can help in supporting our body to generate more good bacteria.