There are so many ways you can improve your gut health at home! As simple as eating premade fermented food and beverages, taking an over the counter probiotic, or you can make your own fermented foods at home!
Gut health issues can affect children and adults, from issues with constipation to severe symptoms from the foods we eat. We don’t have to sit back and suffer, or let our kids suffer if they have these issues.
Some symptoms of an unhealthy gut include: poor digestion, heartburn, pain, bloating, constipation and more!
Our Gut Health Is So Important Because:
Mood Regulation: increased happiness and lowers depression.
Immune Response: prevents bacterial overgrowth, decreases autoimmune attacks like allergic reactions.
Weight Regulation & Metabolism: supports a healthy BMI, lowers risk of obesity and increases fullness.
Cancer Protection: increases nutrient absorption, lowers inflammation.
Supports Healthy Aging: increases mineral absorption, like calcium for bone health.
How You Can Improve Your Gut Health At Home:
Eat fermented Foods & Drinks: Fermented foods like kefir, tempeh, kimchi, and yogurt provide healthy bacteria that supports gut health. Other fermented foods include: sauerkraut, raw pickles, olives, buttermilk, raw vinegar, sourdough, beer and wine. Learn how easy it is to make your own fermented food and drink.
Increase Fiber In Your Diet: Eat more fiber rich foods like artichokes, leeks, onions, quinoa and amaranth. These foods keep the gut healthy by providing a food source for healthy bacteria. Here is an easy recipe for Quinoa.
Take An Over The Counter Prebiotic and/or Probiotic:A Prebiotic is a fiber source that the gut can use to strengthen and heal itself. A Probiotic is the bacteria that supports gut health. Here is a list of Prebiotic and Probiotic foods.
Try One Of These Gut Improving Dietary Changes: Try eating multiple fermented foods a day. Look into trying the Paleo Diet which restricts carbs. The Atkins Diet also focuses on reducing carbs. Stick to specific foods from the FODMAPs Diet which eliminates gut trigger foods.
I hope this helps you improve your gut health at home!