Poor Gut Health

A healthy gut is vital in improving your health and well being, in particular digestion, immunity and maintaining a healthy body weight. When our gut health is compromised, it can have a profound effect on many different structures and functions in the body. So what can cause gut dysfunction? ⦁ Rushing when you eat ⦁ Stress ⦁ Inflammation ⦁ Lack of bile in the liver and gall bladder ⦁ Poor dietary choice which exarcerbates food sensitivities ⦁ Medications ⦁ Infections What are some possible signs to look for? ⦁ Bloating ⦁ Poor sleep ⦁ Lack of energy ⦁ Moody ⦁ Constipation/diarrhea ⦁ Skin problems ⦁ Weight fluctuation ⦁ Difficulty losing weight ⦁ Constantly sick ⦁ Constantly hungry How can I help fix this? Increase prebiotics in your diet. Prebiotics are a type of fibre only found in plant based products such as: ⦁ Onions, leeks, bananas and oats. ⦁ Potato starch, kumara (cold) also known as 'resistant starches'. ⦁ Fermented foods such as apple cider vinegar, kimchi and sauerkraut. Click on the following link for a greater understanding of how prebiotics work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjxYauok94Q If you are interested in increasing your gut health, have a chat with your Results Coach and book a time to go over your Real Food Programme to see where you can make some small changes.