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GUT Health

Updated: May 20, 2023

o “GUT HEALTH” – for a stable gut health there needs to be balance in many parts of the Gastrointestinal tracts. The esophagus, stomach and intestines all work together, due to which there is ease in eating and digestion of food happens without any discomfort

o A healthy “GUT” has a diversity of bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. A healthy gut communicates with brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain overall wellbeing

o Gut microbe is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes – that play a important role in health by controlling digesting and benefiting your immune system and many other aspects of health

o Factors that INCREASE the GUT bacteria

  • Fiber – vegetable fibers, having different type of vegetables

  • Lose weight to increase the gut bacteria diversity

  • Fasting – very powerful action

  • Polyphenols – its a phytonutrient

  • Fermentation – consuming fermented vegetables

o Factors that DECREASE the GUT bacteria

  • Sugar

  • Antibiotics

  • Snaking/frequent eating

  • Alcohol

  • GMO foods

  • Artificial sweeteners

  • Being over weight

  • Stress

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