Top Tips for Good Gut Health by WellEasy Health Professionals
A healthy gut is crucial for good digestion, immune function, and even mental well-being. We asked health professionals in our WellEasy community for their top tips on how to achieve a happy and healthy gut. After all, a happy gut leads to a happy life! So, let's take a look at what they advise for maintaining good gut health.
Embrace Polyphenol Power:
As Sam from @parachute_nutrition on Instagram suggests, one fantastic way to support your 'good' gut microbes is by increasing your intake of polyphenols. These polyphenols act as prebiotics and can be found in foods such as raw chocolate, good quality coffee, and a variety of berries.
Sync Your Inner Clock:
Did you know that the bugs in our gut microbiome follow our body's internal clock? Our gut microbiome has its own internal clock known as circadian rhythm. This circadian rhythm works hand in hand with our entire body's circadian rhythm says Health Coach Siân, @sian_healthcoach, "when these are not coordinated, it can cause digestive issues and immune, mental, and metabolic dysfunction. Be sure to get lots of sunlight, consume good nutrients, and eat meals at the same times every day."
Minna, the Nutritionist known as @minna.wood on Instagram, brings us a unique tip to improve our digestive function. She suggests chewing on rocket or other bitter leaves before meals. This an easy way to stimulate digestive secretions, and improve your digestive function. She advises us to chew well so as to really taste the bitterness
Nurture a Holistic Lifestyle:
While food and supplements are essential, Holistic Nutritionist, Clarissa from @clarissaberryhealth reminds us that gut health goes beyond what's on our plate. "It’s not all about food and supplementation. Lifestyle behaviours are fundamental to gut health and overall wellbeing: work to optimise your sleep, stress, environment, light quality, movement, breath and connection with nature," she says.
Tame Stress for Digestive Success:
Luciana, the Nutritionist behind @nutrition.with.luciana, emphasises the impact of stress on our digestion, she tells us "stress affects your ability to digest food properly, so along with your daily fibre-rich fruits & vegetables and probiotics rich- fermented foods, ensure you address your stress levels through exercise, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises & restful sleep."
These top tips for good gut health will keep you energised, support your immune system, and improve your overall well-being. So remember to embrace polyphenol-rich foods, sync your inner clock, nurture a holistic lifestyle, power your digestion with rocket leaves, and manage stress effectively.