Having unhealthy gut health can lead to many discomforts such as IBS, indigestion, bloatiness, upset stomach, skin irritation, trouble sleeping, and more. Many people have these problems due to poor diet, irregular sleep schedule, stress, etc. There are many ways you can improve easily improve your gut health by improving your diet and lifestyle. Here are a few adjustments you can make that will lead you to a healthy gut health.
- Avoid processed food
When it comes to processed food, many people may automatically think of fast foods, snacks, frozen foods, microwavable foods, etc. But there are many processed foods that are just parts of our regular diet routine such as white bread, white rice, canned food, tofu, etc. These everyday processed foods are not as heavily processed as junk foods or snacks, but they can still be replaced with better options such as brown rice, whole grain bread which are rich in nutrition and fiber. High fiber foods help pass thing along your body, improve your bowl movement, and slow down your digestion.
- Increase probiotic into your diet
Probiotics are found in fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, miso, pickle, kombucha, apple cider vinegar, etc. Probiotics are known to help with many medical conditions such as constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infections, eczema, and more. However, increasing probiotic in your diet all the sudden can cause IS, gas, bloatiness which can be painful and causes upset stomach so please make sure you are slowly introducing probiotic into your diet.
- Butyrate food
Butyrate is a primary fuel source for colon cells, more importantly, it also works as helps prevent inflammatory and colon cancer. You can find everyday foods that contains butyrate such as nuts, garlic, leeks, oat, asparagus, onion, fruits, whole grain, beans, etc.