A hot topic of discussion these days isn’t just a fad to keep your eyes rolling. Let’s talk about your gut. Not how it looks but what’s on the inside. Our gut microbiome is referring to the microorganisms living inside your intestines. Our microbiome is created from the time we are born and continues to grow and affect our body throughout life.
A healthy gut helps strengthen your immune system, keeps your heart healthy, improves your mood, and has many more benefits. You get it, it’s healthy. What is also healthy is keeping your entire body balanced physically, mentally, inside and out. Here are some things to keep an eye out for to detect an unhealthy gut and which foods are gut-friendly.
Causes & Signs of Unhealthy Gut
- Upset stomach: If you constantly have one or more issues with your stomach, this could be a sign. From bloating, gas, constipation etc., these uncomfortable instances could be telling you that your body is having trouble processing food and getting rid of waste.
- Processed Sugar: It is never an easy job to reassess your food choices and realize you might be eating too much of one thing. Having too much processed sugar in your diet can be the cause of decreasing the good bacteria in your gut.
- Fatigue & Sleep disturbance: We say it time and time again, getting good sleep is vital to a healthy system. We are seeing the same here for your gut. A great way to help you sleep better is taking care of your body. Learn how a deep tissue massage can help.
- Irritated skin: Inflammation in your gut due to a poor diet including too much sugar can cause irritation in your skin as your body struggles to process the food.
Foods to Feed Your Gut
The best way to take care of your gut is to give it the right foods to stay alive and well. These foods are known to help promote the production of good bacteria in your gut and ultimately rid your gut of damaging bacteria. Here is a list of some great foods to incorporate in your meals and snack.
A Nutritionist By Your Side
You don’t have to keep playing the guessing game of which foods are healthy. With our SF nutritionist at your side, you will know exactly what foods are good for you, why, and the benefits for your own body. If you have any questions about your nutrition, gut health or any other ailments, give us a call. Our staff members will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment and addressing your questions.
SF Custom Chiropractic is the home for holistic healing. We are experts in treating the whole body and treating the root of your pain. Schedule an appointment for a nutritional assessment, massage or any one of our chiropractic treatments.