Healthy eating for a healthier gut!

 

The gut is composed of a whole host of unique microbes which affects the physiological functions of our body, enabling it to properly function.

Some of these functions includes:

  • Assisting the body to digest specific foods that the stomach or small intestine is unable to digest.
  • Maintaining the wholeness of intestinal mucosa from micro-organism imbalances.
  • Acting as barrier in the immune system.
  • Conserving the production of vitamins B and K.

Gut microbes affect the way you store fat, how you balance levels of glucose in your blood, and how you respond to hormones that make you feel hungry or satiated. Therefore, the foods you choose to eat are a crucial component in maintaining a healthy gut.

 

What’s good for the gut?

A few great foods for the gut include:

  • Broccoli
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tempeh
  • Bananas
  • Asparagus
  • Seaweed
  • Flaxseeds
  • Apples

Remember, the recommended daily intake for fibre per day is about average 25 grams, however this could differ based on one’s age or sex. By consuming the suggested amount anyone can easily achieve or maintain a healthier gut!

 

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