How To Improve Gut Health Naturally With A Good Gut Health Diet

 

Restoring your gut health should always be top priority. Having indigestion problems might not just be from the foods you are eating, but from bacteria and microbiome issues in your gut, which affects your overall health.

Here are three natural approaches to restoring your gut health.

Start with Probiotics

Everyone should be including more probiotics into their diet, but especially if you are dealing with gut health issues.

Probiotics come in the form of the foods that you eat and drink; or in supplements you can take daily.

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Depending on the gut issues you have and their severity, you might want to introduce both of them for a while.

Some foods with probiotics include fermented foods like kefir, certain types of yogurt, a fermented tea called, kombucha and dark chocolate.

Next, Examine Your Diet

Aside from adding in more probiotic foods, it is also a good idea to remove some of the unhealthy, processed foods in your diet. Eating a well-balanced, whole foods diet is crucial if you want to restore your gut health.

Start by removing processed and unrefined foods from your diet, which are typically packaged and frozen foods, with the exception of frozen vegetables. Try to eat more whole, clean, and fresh foods, and cooking more meals at home.

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Also, to improve your gut health, consider removing dairy from your diet. This means no more butter, milk, cream, or cheese. Some people can have a modified dairy-free diet where you switch to a clarified butter called, ghee instead of whole dairy butter; and they can have some types of cheese.

Once you stop eating processed foods and start eating more whole foods, you can experiment and find which cheeses you can eat without gut discomfort.

It is also good to add some healthier fats to your diet. Coconut oil and olive oil are good fats which provide excellent omega three fatty acids; and are easy on the gut.

The next lifestyle change you can make that will help to restore your gut health, is to try intermittent fasting.

Why is intermittent fasting good for the gut? Studies have shown that when you reduce how often you eat, you are able to reduce inflammation in your body, as well, as increase the good gut bacteria in your intestinal tract.

With intermittent fasting, you will typically reduce the number of hours in a day in which you will be eating.Then, the remainder of the day you will be in a fasted state.

Many people start by fasting for 16 hours, including overnight, then eat only 8 hours during the day. Over time, you can extend the fasting period, and eat over a shorter period of time.

Poor gut health results in all kinds of problems; including weight gain, indigestion issues, acid reflux (also known as GERD), and even, depression. The mind-gut connection is very real; extending even to issues of stress and anxiety. All of this when you have poor gut health.

To learn more about just how debilitating poor gut health can be, click here.

 

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