Are you falling sick very often?
Do you suffer from constipation, bloating, acidity, indigestion, flatulence?
Finding it difficult to lose weight?
Tackling with problems like hair fall and pimples?
You would be surprised to know that all these along with many other health issues are related to your GUT HEATH. Your gut is a root cause of inflammation, Neurotransmitter activities, Detoxification and almost 80% of your immunity. There is a communication between gut and brain and if your don’t have healthy gut that means you are prone to weak digestion, low immunity, weight gain etc.
In this article we will be discussing about what a healthy gut system is and How to keep your gut clean?
When we eat food it pass through our stomach and then come down to intestines. The walls of intestine has small holes like fishing net. It allows to absorb all the nutrients you get through food. These nutrients then pass the net of intestine and goes to blood and from their blood carries those food nutrients and along with oxygen reach to trillions cells of body.
When you eat unhealthy food or if you generally eat too fast and down chew properly it doest get digested properly. The large particle of food pass through intestine thin lining and it creates holes in fishing net. If this happens frequently small holes become large and toxic molecule enter blood stream making your whole gut unhealthy.
Ways to keep your Gut Healthy
When we reduce the amount toxicity entering our body we make sure we get healthy gut. Many thing are uncontrollable like air we breathe, food contamination, pollution but we can concentrate of detoxifying our system with natural ingredients so that we keep our gut clean.
SUGAR AND GUT HEALTH
Consumption of white sugar wipes out all of the good bacteria from your gut. White sugar is a poison and drug that we have to be extra careful as your body doesn’t know how to handle and process it. Sugary processed food creates havoc in body’s Gut system hence try to avoid as much as possible. Are you fond of sugar? If yes do find an alternative for it.
WAYS TO AVOID SUGAR
- Replace white sugar with organic jaggry or pure honey.
- Avoid consumption of aerated drinks, candies, gums, cakes and pastries etc
- Replace sugary food with seasonal fruits like litchi, strawberry, papaya, grapes etc.
- Learn to read food labels. You can identify sugar by their alternative name on food labels that include dextrose, sucrose fructose, brown sugar, corn sweetener, high fructose corn syrup, malt syrup etc.
- Avoid biscuits and have wheat khakra instead.
Probiotic foods contains strains of healthy bacteria. You need probiotic as Probiotic balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working the way it should. It improves health of your immune system. This beneficial gut bacteria helps in digesting and absorbing carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and waste removal.
You can find your probiotic in
- One of the best probiotic foods is live-cultured yogurt, or our very own home made curd.
- Similar to yogurt, this fermented dairy product is a unique combination of goat’s milk and fermented kefir grains. ..
- Dark Chocolate. …
- Fermented Foods like Idli, Dosa.
The idea is heating food can destroy certain nutrients in the food. Also, raw foods provide us with digestive enzymes and good bacteria and so we need some proportion of raw food in our diet.
Are you a coffee lover? Than it’s high time to think about limiting coffee and caffeine. Excess Caffeine affects your health by increasing the acidity. It also creates inflammation and a raises the chance of food rotting in the gut. Make sure you drink enough water if you are drinking caffeine because it also acts as a diuretic.
Caffeine Rich foods to keep a check at
Coffee, Black tea, Green Tea, Chocolate bars, Ice creams,Soft drinks
Antibiotics cannot differentiate between the bad and good bacteria and so it destroys everything that comes in its path. They just give you temporary relief and only treat your symptoms which in turn damages your gut rather start finding natural alternatives to antibiotics.
Stress the enemy of all. No doubt it affects your gut system as well. Have you ever felt those spasms in your stomach? Those butterflies in your stomach are nothing but your gut is communicating with your brain. Sometimes you might also have cravings for particular food. What is it? A sign of an unhealthy gut. In fact, you have the second brain in your gut it’s called your enteric nervous system (ENS). It is as real as your brain. So when you think about all that cravings, all that communication it could just be unhealthy gut communicating with your brain in the wrong language.
How can stress actually lead to an unhealthy gut?
Stress can cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal system, and make you more susceptible to infection. “Stress can cause your esophagus to go into spasms. . “Althoughstress may not cause stomach ulcers, celiac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, it can make these and other diseases of digestion worse.
How can you deal with your stress?
Talk therapy:- Talking to your friends and loved ones about your problems can actually help you fighting with you stress. Also you seek the guidance of a trained therapist wherein you will be completely counseled by him to relieve your stress.
Healthy Diet:- Follow a healthy diet throughout. Eating wrong foods and overeating when you are in stress can actually worsen your condition.
Limit Stressors:- Don’t opt for alcohol or cigarettes to relieve stress.
Bottom line:– Do remember the points that lead to an unhealthy gut. Just don’t Stress. Eat healthy. As it said “ Happiness should be from within” similarly Being healthy starts from within (Your gut). Keep your gut healthy to lead a healthy lifestyle.
“A HEALTHY GUT LEADS TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE”