Eating Well for Your Digestive Health

I’m so nervous about Sunday’s marathon I can’t tell you… but hopefully I’ll have a positive update next week.

Until then I have a post regarding keeping your digestion nice and healthy. Enjoy!

Sometimes the joy of eating is having whatever you want, whenever you want. It’s important to stay fuelled up if you’re an active person to make sure you’re getting enough energy. But sometimes you need to be a bit more careful about what you eat, especially if your digestive system starts objecting to what you’re putting in it. Changing what you eat or how you eat, even if it’s just some of the time, can help you if you have digestive issues or you just want to be healthier in general. Try these tips if you want to make your gut happier and healthier.

Enjoy a Diverse Diet

Eating lots of different things can help to keep your digestive system (and the rest of you) healthy. When you have a diverse microbiota in your gut, it’s generally going to be healthy. Different species of bacteria can do different things and help you to stay healthy in a variety of ways. Expanding your diet to include lots of different foods can help to make the bacteria in your intestines more diverse so that you have a happier tummy. Considering the different food groups and lots of types of plant foods can make your diet more varied.

Eat Plenty of Vegetables, Fruits, Legumes, and Beans

Fruits and vegetables, as well as legumes and beans, have lots of nutrients in them. Many of them also have a lot of fibre, which is great for your digestive system. When you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, you might even be able to prevent some bacteria that lead to disease. Some great foods that are high in fibre and good for your gut include chickpeas, broccoli, lentils, and all kinds of beans. Eating foods like these will help your digestive system to operate as it should.

Try Fermented Foods

You might have heard people talking about the magic of fermented foods. Fermentation usually involves the natural process of bacteria or yeast turning sugars into acids or alcohol. Some types of fermented food include yoghurt, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and sauerkraut. If you wanted to try something new, buy Gutsy Ferments sauerkraut or a similar product. Not everyone likes all types of fermented products, but you’ll probably find some that you find very tasty. Try something different like kimchi or just stick to a less adventurous probiotic yoghurt if you’re not the sort of person to branch out.

Look for Prebiotic Foods

Prebiotic foods promote the growth of microbes that are beneficial to the gut. They include fibres and complex carbs that need bacteria to break them down. Lots of fruits, vegetables, and wholegrains count as prebiotics, such as the onion family (including garlic and leek), asparagus, bananas, and barley, and oats. These foods also contain lots of nutrients that are good for your health, as well as helping to give you a healthy digestive system.

Take good care of your gut health if you want to be healthier and feel more comfortable while enjoying a diverse diet.

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18 Replies to “Eating Well for Your Digestive Health”

  1. Thanks for reminding me that I need to eat a lot of different things to keep myself healthy. I feel like there’s something wrong with my digestive process and I always end up with an irregular bowel movement. Maybe it’s time to consult a doctor who can prescribe some natural digestive enzymes.
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  2. My digestion is very poor because i eat less and i walk once in a week. Eating fibrous vegetables and fruits also require that you drink more water and walk more . otherwise it will not work for long.

  3. Research has also linked gut health to mental health. The gut-brain axis is the connection between the gut and the central nervous system. This connection allows the gut microbiome to communicate with the brain, influencing mood and behavior. A healthy gut microbiome has been associated with reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression, while an imbalanced microbiome has been linked to an increased risk of these mental health conditions.

    Lastly, an unhealthy gut microbiome has been linked to several chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that an imbalanced microbiome can lead to inflammation, which can contribute to the development of these chronic conditions.

  4. I really liked these tips – they were very helpful. I’m also a big fan of Traditional Medicinals and drink a lot of their tea. Adding a probiotic to my routine has made a significant difference in my life!

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