How to Change Your Gut Health (Part 2)
I don't know about you, but to think that there is a literal line connecting our brain to our gut is fascinating (check out my last post to learn more)!
Just as fitness experts concentrate on the core for optimal results, strength and balance, we also should be concentrating on our gut which amazingly, is at the core of our body!
I mean... did YOU know these two systems are directly related?
So if gut health is so important, how do we improve the state of your microbiome (gut) so the whole body can thrive at its best?
Dr. David Perlmutter's incredible book, Brain Maker offers incredible tips and insight on how to do just this!
“Research shows that significant changes in the array of gut bacteria can take place in as little as 6 days after instituting a new dietary protocol... But everyone is different; your Brain Maker rehab will depend on the current state of your gut and how quickly you commit to making changes.
Consume Probiotics: Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that support good digestive health. These probiotic bacteria help maintain the integrity of the gut lining; serve as natural antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals; regulate immunity; and control inflammation. They even improve nutrient absorption.
Go Lower-Carb; Embrace High-Quality Fats: A diet that keeps your blood sugar balanced keeps your gut bacteria balanced. A diet high in rich sources of fiber from whole vegetables and fruits feeds good gut bacteria and produces the right balance of short-chain fatty acids to keep the intestinal lining in check. A diet that’s intrinsically anti-inflammatory is good for the brain.
Consume Foods Rich in Prebiotics: Prebiotics are food-borne fuel for the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut...
Prebiotics have many additional benefits, including the ability to reduce inflammation in inflammatory-bowel disorders, enhance mineral absorption, and promote a sense of satiety.
Drink Filtered Water
Just a few simple swaps and choosing to be intentional can make all the difference.