How to Support a Healthy Gut?
Your gut health impacts everything in your body from your mood to your performance to your immune function. Keeping a happy, healthy gut is paramount to the body’s ability to effectively resist infection and fight it off when it does encounter a pathogen.
Having a healthy gut, with the right balance of healthy bacteria and a healthy digestive tract is the most crucial aspect of staying healthy.
A little fun fact that many people don’t know is that the majority of your immune system lives in your gut. Your gut wall houses 70- 80% of the cells that make up your immune system.
Therefore, to increase your immune health and nourish your body, your gut must be healthy.
Getting your gut bacteria healthy is one of the most important things you can do to boost your immune system and stay healthy.
The best way to support gut health is to be proactive, including such things as:
• Consuming a diet containing prebiotic- and probiotic-rich foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.)
• Limiting consumption of refined sugars, processed food, and alcohol
• Maintaining high levels of physical activity
• Reducing stress levels, which lowers cortisol
Probiotics are good bacteria that help you utilize nutrients that boost your colon’s detoxification and support your immune system.
Consuming enough vegetables daily is also extremely important to keep your immune system working at its best.
Eating various vegetables gives your body the phytonutrients and antioxidants that help fight off free-radicals and give your immune system an extra boost!
If you struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables or find yourself eating the same types of fruits and veggies over and over again, consider adding a greens supplement to your daily routine. It’s a great way to make up for what you’re missing by not eating enough vegetables and giving your body extra nutrients to help fight off germs and other illnesses.
When your digestive tract is operating effectively with the proper balance of good bacteria, your immune system works at its best, and you will be able to better utilize the vitamins and minerals from your food and supplements.
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