Since ancient times, physicians have known that many health problems can be traced back to the “gut” – the digestive system. Keeping your system healthy can help head off some common problems such as depression, weight gain and skin problems. It boils down to putting the right things in – healthy foods containing fibers and the kinds of components good bacteria likes to munch on, and cutting down on sugars – which can encourage bad bacteria to thrive. And, as always, drink a lot of water!
- Eating a diet high in fiber keeps your gut healthy and allows it to remove waste properly.
- Cut down on sugar, as it feeds the yeasts that can overwhelm healthy gut bacteria.
- Drink plenty of water to help your body absorb the minerals and nutrients it needs.
“Long story short, this results in changes to blood flow and secretions in the gut, creating better conditions for bad bacteria while inhibiting the growth of good bacteria.”