Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system is actually housed in your gut? This means that the balance of good vs. bad bacteria in your gut can have a huge impact on the health of your whole body, not just your digestive system.
So, how can you look after your gut health better? What role can probiotics play? And what foods should you be eating to balance out your gut bacteria?
How to Look After Your Gut Health
Gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea can all be signs that your gut health needs improving. Of course, they can be signs of other issues too, so speak to your GP if you have any concerns at all.
You can try to look after your gut health better by eating certain foods, and by taking probiotic supplements. Here’s how to get started:
Foods that Support Gut Health
Fermented foods are a good source of probiotic bacteria that could help to balance your gut health, so try to include some of these in your diet on a regular basis:
If you’re serious about looking after your gut health, try to avoid consuming fried foods or too much of anything with a high level of acidity, such as citrus fruits.
If you’re looking for an all-rounder microbiome supplement, Raw Microbiome Ultimate Care Capsules from Garden of Life are a good choice, with 34 different strains and 100 billion live bacteria CFU (colony forming units). Ingredients include Bulgarian yoghurt concentrated and wild European kefir grains.