The Secrets To Maintaining Good Health and Healing Your Gut
If you are someone that is a bit of a germ-a-phobe, then the incessant use of alcohol gel and shower in several times a day could be killing of one of your body’s main line of defense. The same goes for if you are someone that is prone to getting colds, flu or sickness; your body doesn’t have enough the right bacteria to help you fight it. That’s right, some bacteria in your body is necessary for good health! That isn’t the only thing that can be affected either. When you have the wrong kinds of bacteria living in you, then it could lead to immune-related diseases, like an irritable bowel or asthma. So if this sounds like you, and you have a weakened immune system, then some steps to healing your gut to make sure you have plenty of the right bacteria is a must. Here are some tips, approved by professionals, to help.
Check Food Intolerances
To start off with, keeping a food diary can be a good idea. From there, you can go on to identify the foods that you eat and how they make you feel. If you need to run to the bathroom shortly after having dairy or wheat, then you need to know that that isn’t normal. You could also try an elimination diet. It has been recommended that you remove sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy, and eggs (as examples), from your diet for at least ten days. Then slowly introduce them all a day at a time. If you suffer with a reaction like cramps or stomach pain, then it is a sign that you are intolerant to that food. When you eat the right things, your gut will heal much more easily.
Use a Supplement
If you have ever had an appointment with a gastroenterologist, then you may know that often they recommend using supplements to help heal your gut. You can take enzyme supplements that will help to aid digestion, as well as taking daily probiotics. These will help your gut to have the good bacteria that your body needs. Just make sure that you are taking these alongside foods as they need to be digested together.
Add Fermented Foods To Your Diet
They might not be to everyone’s liking, but fermented foods like yogurt, pickles, and sauerkraut can be good for your gut. These foods are essentially natural probiotics to help your gut heal by providing it with billions of the right bacteria. If you’re new to fermented foods, then it can be a good idea to introduce one serving a day at first. From there, it is a good idea to build up to a serving with every meal.
Feed Healthy Bacteria
In an effort to maintain your gut health, then you need to take care of the good bacteria that you do have. You can do this by feeding the good bacteria the foods that they love, called prebiotics. Foods like garlic, beans, artichokes, onion, and green leafy vegetables are key to help keep a healthy gut, as well as maintain a healthy weight.
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