Why Your Gut Health Matters
I just got back from Paleo (fx) a few weeks ago and the big topic this year was Gut Health. Research indicates that the state of the bacteria in your intestinal tract influences many elements of your health and wellness.
The GI tract is a highly evolved microbiome that acts as your body’s ‘second brain.’
The body depends on a healthy balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract with an abundance of “friendly” bacteria over the “bad” bacteria that cause illness.
The state of your Gut Health can be compromised by poor dietary habits, environmental stressors, and adverse lifestyle practices – which cause harmful bacteria to override the delicate balance of good microorganisms in the GI tract.
Conditions commonly associated with bad Gut Health are; allergies, asthma, acne, anxiety, depression, migraines, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, IBS, autoimmune disorders, and systemic inflammation.
The GI tract is a highly evolved microbiome that acts as your body’s ‘second brain.’ Your second brain depends on the trillions of microorganisms inside your gut to help regulate immune function, digestion, and internal mechanisms to help defend against infection and inflammation.
Besides getting adequate sleep, sunlight, managing stress levels eating nutrient-dense foods rich in pre and probiotics help support a healthy gut.
Paleo Foods Rich in Probiotics
Probiotics are also popular in liquid or capsule form. My favorite is Garden of Life Raw Probiotics.
Paleo Food Rich in Prebiotics
Prebiotics are what fuel the probiotics in your gut – in other words, they serve as food by nourishing the healthy bacteria already living in your digestive tract.
Eat more fermented foods, get better sleep, manage your stress levels, and get adequate sunlight!
Questions, or want to know more? Comment below!
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