Intestinal health is more important than you think. A healthy gut is directly proportional to a healthy digestive system. A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that can help prevent infections that cause bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In addition, the gut and brain are connected with chemicals and neurotransmitters that control emotions and feelings. For example, serotonin is a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of happiness.
It can determine what you eat, how you feel, and even how to behave. So it is very important to keep your gut healthy.
You can keep your gut health under control in 3 simple steps.
1. Plan ahead
Make it a habit to plan your day in terms of eating and exercising. Identify your nutritional deficiencies and follow an adequate and balanced diet. Try eating carefully and avoid overeating and sugary foods. Keeping a food diary can help you with all these issues.
2. Follow a balanced diet
Plan each meal in a balanced way. Take advantage of your gut health and nutrient diversity. Eat different colored fruits, vegetables. Avoid uniform and overly restrictive types of nutrition. Avoid overly restrictive or unhealthy diets in the ‘shock diets’ style for your weight loss goals. These diets that can lose weight in the short term will adversely affect your health and weight in the long term.
3. Eat intestinal protective foods
Your diet should include plenty of raw or cooked vegetables, fruits, and unprocessed nuts. Also eat foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics like yogurt, curd, kefir, kimchi, kombucha.
In addition to these tips, it is also important to get enough sleep and exercise regularly. Chew your food properly and avoid swallowing the food without breaking it apart. Limit intake of deep-fried food to a maximum of once a week. These steps can also help prevent indigestion, flatulence, and bloating.
3 simple steps to maintain gut health