Spring has sprung and whilst we may all be considering a Spring Clean for our homes, this is the perfect time to bring attention to our habits and nourish our gut.
Here are our simple tips and small changes for giving your gut a refresh.
A diverse microbiome is considered a good indicator of good gut health.
Eating a diverse diet is the best way to achieve this. Delicious ingredients like Artichoke, Beetroot, Carrots, Chicory, Kale, Spinach and Spring Onions are all in season at the moment.
Why not pick one new ingredient every time you shop to add into your diet?
Stress pushes us into our fight or flight state, conserving functions such as digestion, whilst increasing intestinal motility at the same time, which can cause unpleasant symptoms.
Stress is inevitable, but learning to manage this can help keep your gut microbes happy.
Finding "you" time, a new relaxing hobby or practicing mindfulness can make a big difference to your gut health.
3) Eat live yogurt
Studies show that consuming fermented foods like live yogurt on a daily basis can improve the diversity in our gut.
Why not pair your yogurt with fruits. These contain prebiotics, which act as a food source for the friendly bacteria in the yogurt.
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4) Catch those Zzz's
Sleep deprivation causes stress on the body, which can cause changes to our gut health as we've covered above.
Plus, when we don't get a great night's sleep, we're more likely to reach for the sugary snacks which can cause inflammation.
Recent studies suggest that exercise has a number of benefits for the gut microbiota.
However, it's important to remember that vigorous exercise can cause stress, which can adversely affect our gut.
If you'd like to learn more about how you can support your gut, why not book a free consultation with our nutrition team by clicking here?