We all know what it’s like to have an upset stomach or to experience foods that just don’t sit right. But sometimes, gut health can be more complicated than a short-lived stomach ache. The gut is a complex microbiome that can affect your whole body. The good news is that a lot of your gut health is in your control.
Knowledge is key to making the right gut-conscious decisions, and we’ve got some advice to get you on the right track.
First, what’s so important about the gut anyway? The gut is often considered the body’s second brain because it controls so much of how we are feeling.
According to Healthline writers Megan Dix and Erika Klein, imbalances in the gut microbiome can result in fatigue, unusual weight gain or loss, migraines, skin irritation, and so much more. People with gut problems may feel generally unwell, which can be stressful and frustrating.
Conversely, a healthy gut can improve your energy levels, sleep cycles, and general health. A healthy gut is one of many factors that contribute to a healthy and happy lifestyle. So, how do we make it happen?
When thinking about healthy foods for your gut, focus on having a well-rounded diet of whole foods. Here are some of the top foods to add to your diet.
Moderation is the key to a healthy gut, so if you feel like your microbiome may need some help, you may want to limit your intake of the following:
Eating for a healthy gut means you get to eat food that’s delicious and makes you feel good. Check out some recipes that will help get your gut on the right track.
Or looking for something that’s just right for breakfast? Check out our Buckwheat Pancake and Waffle Mix.
Taking care of your gut can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. With so many yummy options, all you have to do is test them out!
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