Gut Health

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Gut Health

There is a lot of buzz about gut health, and for good reason. Your gut health impacts more than just your digestion (which is crucial) – it also influences your heart, brain, immune system, and even your mood.

Did you know that Currently, there are approximately 100 trillion microbes residing in your gut! Moreover, there are around 1,000 different known species of gut bacteria and if you were to weigh all the bacteria in your gut, they would collectively weigh over 2kgs!. That’s pretty impressive!

Below are some helpful tips to improve your gut health:

🌱 Ensure you’re consuming adequate fiber, including insoluble fiber, which supports the good bacteria in your small intestine.

🌱 Incorporate fermented foods like yogurt, bobolo (Cameroonian fermented food), Fermented millet porridge ( Kenyan traditional fermented food) to introduce healthy bacteria that can restore your gut microbiome, especially after antibiotic use.

🌱 Stay away from processed foods and sugar as they can fuel the growth of harmful bacteria in your gut. This is all over our environment. You have to be intentional to read food labels & more importantly substitute sugar for fruit if you are a sweet tooth.

🌱 Manage stress through activities like meditation, journaling, or spending time outdoors, as your brain and gut are interconnected through the vagus nerve.

🌱 This is an important broken record – Engage in regular physical activity to promote a healthier gut microbiome.

🌱 Prioritize getting enough quality sleep, as disruptions in your sleep pattern can impact the balance of good bacteria in your microbiome.

If you want to know more about this, do watch Hack Your Health on Netflix 🙂

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