How Gut Health Impacts your whole body and how to improve it?

on May 19, 2020

There are a lot of digestive system anomalies that indicate a lot about your overall body health and what's going on throughout the body. As we age, the performance of organs starts decreasing, and you feel like losing your charm. While looking for ways to improve your overall health, you may hear terms like gut health and gut bacteria. Well, if you don't know the importance of gut health, then you need to stay with us as we are going to discuss everything that you need to know.

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Importance of Gut Health
Gut health defines the balance and functions of different bacteria of the many parts in the gastrointestinal tract. Different organs like the intestine, stomach, and esophagus work in symphony to prevent any discomfort while eating or digesting any food. Your organs make it sounds simple as you have to do nothing, and healthy gut bacteria are there to sort our digestive issues for you. According to CSIRO Research, "Fifty per cent of Australians experience digestive upsets and one in seven experience distressing gut symptoms that can affect their quality of life". But what is gut health? So basically, mainly in your large intestine, you have trillions of bugs (or microbiota), and that's called the gut microbiome. The bacteria, yeast and fungi that make up the gut microbiome can be either "good" or "bad" ones. When there are more bad than good, your gut is in an unhealthy state of imbalance which is called dysbiosis.

 

Symptoms of Unhealthy Gut
Our life is too complicated due to professional stress, financial problems, increasing levels of stress, and unhealthy sleeping and eating patterns. Apart from these causes, here are some obvious reasons that indicate poor gut health:
  • Upset stomach
  • High sugar foods and diet
  • Unusual change of weight
  • Constant fatigue and tiredness
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns
  • Skin irritation
  • Food intolerance

If you see any of these symptoms in your health and lifestyle, you are one of those 70 million people that are worried about the unhealthy gut. But, there is always the way, and we are going to discuss the top ways to improve gut health.

How to start improving your gut health
The Gut Foundation Australia "strongly emphasises" a diet with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, grains and cereals, and that digestive health is very important, especially with the rates of both bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) increasing in society. High-fibre diets have been linked to a decreased risk of bowel cancer.

So remember it's never too late to start improving your gut health! Start today by eating plenty of vegetables and include healthy fats into your diet. Avoid eating processed foods that are high in fat, salt and preservatives. Eat more prebiotic foods to aid and assist your digestion for better gut health. You will find plenty of prebiotic foods in your local grocery store, such as:

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Coconut and coconut flour
  • Onion
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Leek

Eating the right fruit and vegetables daily will help maintain your general gut health and support your overall digestive system. There are many other examples of ways to improve your gut health, like managing your stress levels, reducing alcohol consumption, and cutting out foods high in fat.

Which gut health supplements should I take?
If you experience ongoing stomach pain, bloating, indigestion or gastric reflux, you may need to introduce a natural supplement to support and maintain your gut health. While it's essential to keep your gut health through eating healthy foods, you may also need to add a supplement to your daily diet to make sure you are getting the right nutrients and optimising your gut health over time.

Qenda contains natural herbal ingredients, providing a comprehensive nutritional herbal formula high in fibre. High fibre supplements have been shown to support gastrointestinal health.

First, your plan for a healthy gut isn't complicated, so let's keep it simple by making small adjustments to what foods you eat. It's easier to make more minor changes to the foods you buy and eat without any significant modifications to your daily life.

Your next steps are to put pen to paper and create a list of foods to buy, so you can make new tasty recipes or swap or add some of the recommended foods into your existing methods. Consider increasing exercise, improving sleep quality and picking up our Qenda Ultimate Fibre for that extra support.

If you have a family member, or you know a person who suffers from poor gut health, please share this article with them to assist with finding a solution so that they can enjoy better health.

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