Let’s talk Gut health. Bloating and inflammation can be triggered by many things. So if you suffer from any symptoms read on as we discuss what to avoid and ways to help.
Avoid sugar in any forms! Your body struggles to digest sugars, so replace with things like honey or Lakanto; a sweetener derived from Monkfruit which is 150 times sweeter than sugar!
Green stuff is your friend. Get as much green roughage as you can into your diet…. spinach smoothies all round!
Stress can be a factor in bloating as it produces Cortisol, flooding visceral fat – the fatty tissue that surrounds the organs. So looking for ways to reduce stress within the body such as Meditation which can alter the gut microbiome and the types of bugs in positive ways. Thereby suppressing chronic inflammation and helping maintain a healthy gut barrier function. With this in mind, other meditative and relaxing activities such as yoga can have a beneficial effect on your gut too.
Get a good night’s sleep! (read the article on sleep)
Sleep deprivation will negatively impact gut health, releasing that pesky stress chemical Cortisol into the body.