WHY EAT FOR BETTER GUT HEALTH?
Author: Adam MacDougall Date Posted:14 June 2018
Stating the obvious when we say you need to look after your health, but did you know that looking after your gut health is possibly more important?
An unhealthy gut can affect your mental health, ability to lose weight and leave you open to digestive disorders like diarrhoea, bloating, gas, acidity and constipation; all of which may lead to mood swings.
Do you know what a microbiome is?
It's the combination of all the bacteria, viruses and fungi in your body, and while some bacteria may negatively impact your health, others are incredibly essential for your immune system and heart.
It is essential to look after your gut as it helps maintain a good digestive system. So with this in mind here are Adams Tips for having a Healthy Gut
1. Eat more vegetables but only some fruit.
Vegetables contain essential Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre which is perfect for keeping your gut healthy and support our body's system to run more efficiently. Just remember Five-Plus a day.
For weight loss, we recommend only one or two pieces of Fruit a day. Fruit is very high in sugar and even though it's natural, it needs to be kept to a minimum.
2. Get a tan! Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays a vital role in the communication between your body and your microbiome. Some great Vitamin D sources include dairy products, fish and mushrooms. Sunlight is the most significant source of vitamin D, so kick back for 20mins a day and enjoy the rays.
3. Take a Pre and Probiotic
Yogurt is a great and easily sourced natural probiotic, failing that you can take a Probiotic supplement and help keep your stomach in balance. Probiotics help keep the gut-friendly bacteria alive and healthy.
Prebiotics help stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Some of the natural sources of prebiotics are garlic, onion, asparagus and leeks. They support the gut absorb magnesium, vitamin D and calcium.
4. Want it made Simple?
The Man Shake is an excellent source of fibre, Pre and Probiotics, Vitamin D and other vitamins minerals and health benefits, The Man Shake is a great easy option!