10 Facts About Gut Health and its Impact on your Overall Well-Being that you Should Know
Your gut is full of bacteria, and that’s a good thing.
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You have control over the “good” bacteria in your gut.
Your medications can impact your microbiome.
Your stress levels can affect your gut health
Processed foods are likely to cause inflammation in the gut.
There may be a link between food and mood
Your gut will tell you in no uncertain terms when something is wrong.
Your immune system is closely tied to your gut health.
If you’re having digestive issues, certain foods can really help.
Prebiotics and probiotics affect your gut differently. Here’s how.
Prebiotics are plant-based fibers that feed the good bacteria. Eating prebiotic foods (like bananas, legumes, leeks, oats, apples, and onions) is an excellent way to soothe digestive discomfort and promote gut health long-term.
Post-biotics, a relatively new term, refers to the short chain fatty acids like butyrate that certain bacteria make when they feed on prebiotics. Postbiotics provide energy to the cell lining your GI tract and also reduce inflammation in the gut. In other words… Prebiotics + Probiotiocs = Post-biotics.
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