Nurturing your gut

Insider tips to lose the bloat for optimal digestive health

In the pursuit of overall well-being, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the health of our gut. But it’s fast becoming a trending topic as people are seeing remarkable changes to their health when they just tweak a few things in their diet.

A balanced gut microbiome is crucial for digestion, nutrient absorption, promotes gut-brain health and clarity, plays a role in our immune system and hormonal functioning and our skin health. Eco-Diva Natural Superfood Skincare founder Nicole Sherwin explores some practical insider tips to foster good gut health through balanced nutrition and plant-powered supplements.

Nicole’s top tips for good gut health

Embrace plant-based foods: Load up on fibre-rich foods like whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Fibre serves as fuel for beneficial gut bacteria, promoting a thriving microbiome.

Include plant-based proteins: Opt for plant-based protein sources like beans, lentils, tofu, and quinoa. These not only provide essential amino acids but also contribute to a healthier gut environment.

Supercharge with Superfoods: Incorporate nutrient-dense superfoods like kale, blueberries, and broccoli into your diet. These power-packed foods contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that support overall health, including gut health.

Prebiotics for gut nourishment: Include prebiotic-rich foods such as garlic, onions, leeks, and bananas. Prebiotics act as food for beneficial bacteria, fostering a robust microbiome.

Integrate baobab for gut wellness: Baobab, derived from the African baobab tree, is rich in fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Including baobab in your diet can aid digestion and contribute to a healthy gut.

Supplement wisely: Consider incorporating supplements like probiotics, prebiotics and multivitamins to support gut health. Probiotics introduce beneficial bacteria, while multivitamins fill potential nutrient gaps in your diet.

Stay hydrated: Clean, fresh water (NOT TAP WATER) is essential for maintaining a healthy gut. It helps in the digestion and absorption of nutrients, ensuring smooth functioning of your digestive system.

Foods to avoid: Limit processed foods (anything that is prepackaged or fast foods), sugary snacks, and excessive red meat consumption, as these can disrupt the balance of your gut microbiome.

Cultivating a healthy gut is a holistic journey that involves mindful eating and incorporating gut-friendly foods and supplements into your lifestyle. By adopting a plant-based diet rich in fibre, plant-based proteins, and superfoods, along with strategic supplementation, you can foster a diverse and thriving gut microbiome, laying the foundation for overall well-being. Remember, a happy gut is a key to a happy and healthy life.

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