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Did you know that nearly 80 percent of your immune system is housed in your gut? The gastrointestinal tract hosts trillions of microorganisms collectively called the gut microbiome. These help break down food, produce vitamins and minerals, and regulate the digestive system, and play a crucial role in regulating the immune system. There are easy ways to keep your gut bacteria happy and support your immunity this winter:
Dry Brushing. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins and waste from the body, including the gut. Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system by boosting circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage, helping remove toxins.
Eat fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, yoghurt and kefir … great sources of healthy bacteria.
Get enough prebiotic fibre – think gut-friendly Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, onions and garlic, tomatoes, whole grains and legumes.
Choose vegetables in a range of different colours. These contain essential anti-oxidants – polyphenols that activate pathways to help reduce your body’s inflammatory response. They are also rich in insoluble fibre that your body can’t ordinarily break down.
Limit refined carbohydrates and processed, fried and high-sugar foods. These can lead to an imbalance of bacteria in the gut.
Exercise. That daily run or walk is essential to the health of your gut and the rest of your physical and mental well-being.
We also suggest the Kiko Vitals Heal Your Gut Duo … a powerful duo which has a 360 approach to healing and balancing your gut biome, calming inflammation, repairing your gut barrier and assisting with IBS, leaky gut, digestion and bloating. There’s a daily Prebiotic + Probiotic alongside Debloat + Gut Glow, which gives incredible, and instant bloat relief, alleviates puffiness and water retention. R818 for the two from kikovitals.com/products