Let’s talk about GUT HEALTH!
There has been a lot of research around gut health and its role in our overall health. It has been linked to mental health, our immunity, and many other chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.
The gut contains trillions of microorganisms known as the gut microbiome. Did you know that you have more gut bacteria than the number of cells in your body?!
These gut bacteria play an important role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as regulating the immune system.
Research around gut health is still in its infancy stage. But we know enough that it is important to have a healthy gut! The key to a healthy gut is keeping your gut bacteria happy!
How can we keep our gut bacteria happy?
How can we incorporate more fibre?
Check out these 4 simple steps!
Step 1: Consume 5 servings of vegetables
Step 2: Add 2 servings of fruit
Step 3: Include 3 servings of wholegrains
Step 4: Incorporate 3 servings of legumes, nuts and seeds
Nutrition, exercise, stress management, illness and medication can all have an impact on gut health.
These 4 steps would come under nutrition, involving foods that are high in fibre, which we know can promote a healthy gut.
Try this today!