Importance Of Gut Health In Our Daily Lives

      Gut Health And It’s Important In Our Lives

      The importance of Gut Health can not be ignored in our everyday lives. Gut health talks about how healthy our gastro-intestinal tract is. Microbiome plays important role in gut Health.

      Microbiome refers to the microorganisms that lives in your intestines. Every one has about two hundred (200) different species of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi in their digestive tract.

      Some of these microorganisms are harmful to your health, whilst most of them are very necessary for a healthy body.

      Gut health covers the health of the entire digestive system , from the mouth to the bowel. Thus, the parts of our body responsible for breaking down the food we eat into nutrients that we use to run our bodies.

      it appears clear that your gut health plays a role in many areas of your health and well-being.

      Gut health has effect on different aspects of our health and wellbeing such as our mental health, immunity, heart health, digestive disorders, cancer, endocrine diseases and more.

      Gut health dictates how well we get nutrients, resist pathogens, regulate hormones, etc. Importance of Gut Health cannot, therefore, be overlooked.

      Some causes of intestinal problems that affect gut health are stress, nutrition, lack of food culture, bad environment, medications.

      Signs and symptoms

      Some signs that shows that you have a bad gut health are

      1. Sleep disturbances

      2. Increased stress

      3. Bloating

      4. Heartburns

      5. Weight changes

      6. Increased fatigue

      7. Skin irritation

      8. Autoimmune conditions

      9. Food intolerance

      How to keep the Gut healthy

      Probiotics isn’t enough to keep the Gut Healthy. Some things you can do to improve your gut health are

      1. chewing your food thoroughly

      2. Improving hydration

      3. Eating plant-based foods

      4. Reducing your intake of antibiotics

      5. Minimizing stress

      6. Minimising processed meats from your diet

      7. Having enough sleep

      8. Reduce your sugar intake

      9 . Eating slowly

      10. Eat foods high in fiber

      Stress is the enemy of digestion and the trigger for many gastrointestinal diseases. The gut recovers only when relaxed, so visceral massage (abdominal) is the starting point to healing.

      See also: Various Foods That Worsen Stomach Ulcer [Nurses Diaries]

      If you have bloating, constipation, passes stool 5 times or more a day, floating bowels, increased fatigue, that’s a sign that you need to fix yourself and your diet to improve your gut health.


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