Gut Health: 6 Top Tips

Gut Health Tips

Gut Health: Why is it important?

Did you know that gut health goes far beyond the digestive system? ⁠

The gut is known as the “second brain” and it’s closely linked with mental health, due to its influence on mood and well-being. ⁠

  • 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut, and this “happy hormone” is essential for maintaining mood balance.⁠
  • 70% of the immune system is located in the gut, so it also has very strong links with autoimmune conditions.⁠
  • It’s also associated with anxiety, depression, diabetes, skin conditions, obesity and heart disease.⁠

So supporting the gut microbiome is ESSENTIAL for looking after the rest of your body!⁠

 

Here are my 6 top tips for looking after your gut health:

1️⃣ EAT MORE FIBRE – aim for 30g fibre per day⁠ ⁠

2️⃣ EAT A VARIETY OF FRUIT & VEG – the more diversity the better!⁠ ⁠

3️⃣ AVOID PROCESSED FOODS – easier said than done but just make a start⁠ ⁠

4️⃣ FERMENTED FOODS ARE YOUR FRIEND – they contain good bacteria a.k.a. probiotics⁠ ⁠

⁠5️⃣ REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – helps keep things moving⁠ ⁠

6️⃣ NO DISTRACTIONS AT MEALTIMES – this is important for optimal digestion⁠ ⁠

 

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