The gut is said to be the second brain of the body. This is due to the fact that poor gastrointestinal health can cause a wide range of health issues. This involves the brain and the overall mental health of a person.
Just like how the great physician of the Age of Pericles (Hippocrates) said it on a quote “All disease begins in the gut”. Hippocrates denotes the idea that it is important for everyone to maintain a healthy gut. Moreover, to obtain and maintain an excellent overall health, here’s how you can reset your gut health.
Give it a Break
Just like how you need a break after long hours of work, your gut also needs to rest. Give your gut an ample amount of time to rest and gain its optimal function by the means of fasting. Fasting can reduce the inflammation, bloating, and the water weight of your gut. When is the best time to fast? The best time is twelve to sixteen hours before utilizing the actual resetting you planned for your gut.
To start the actual reset, detoxification is the first thing you must do. Detoxification simply means the flushing of toxins out of the body. In here, drinking a glass of warm water on an empty stomach is the simplest thing to do. A glass of warm water detoxifies the gut and it takes just a little bit of your energy to be digested. Additionally, this simple method of detoxification helps the process of digestion by backing up the digested food while passing through the digestive tract.
Cut the Sugar
After drinking a glass of warm water on an empty stomach eating a sugar-free breakfast is the next thing that you must do. When we say sugar-free this exempts the sugar contained by fruits. Besides, we highly recommend fruits to be a part of your meal especially berries. However, if you plan to have a sugar-free breakfast, you must eat foods rich in fiber and fat to avoid a bad impact on your blood sugar. Green smoothies, Buckwheat oats, and quinoa breakfast are the best examples of sugar-free breakfast.
Add good bacterias in your gut by taking probiotics. Good bacteria helps to reduce bad ones and hinder the growth of yeast on your gut. It also supports positive communication between your intestinal tract and your brain. Lastly, good bacterias from probiotics can also reduce any inflammation of the gut that can positively contribute to your overall health.
Sip Some Broth
Having a good sip on a bowl of broth is not only hunger relieving, but it can also relieve stress. However, this savory soup is not only limited to those mentioned potential. Broth-based meals also help the production of gastric juices and make the intestinal lining stronger healing intestinal permeabilities all the way. Bone broth is rich in collagen that gives nourishment for the intestinal ling and it also lessens the inflammation on the area.
Choose from bone broth or vegetable broth depending on your preference.
Don’t get Stressed
Stress has a negative effect on your overall gut health. Can you imagine that? This can be possible due to the peptides released by the gut when you happen to be stressed out because you spill a drop of coffee on your shirt before an important meeting or things like that. Peptides can lead to leaky gut, gut motility, and so on.
To give you an idea on how you can minimize stress, check out the following.
1. Do yoga stretches
2. Try meditation
3. Embrace positivity
The easiest way to minimize stress is just to stop, relax, inhale and exhale before anything else, right? However, if the source of stress is very persistent and unavoidable you can just face it anyways. Eliminating the source of your stress is best to completely free from it.
Why do you have to reset your gut?
Resetting your gut is very important to have a healthy and good functioning gastrointestinal health. Moreover, the following conditions can also be avoided.
3. Brain Fog
4. Celiac Disease
10. Food Intolerance
14. Rheumatoid Arthritis
15. Ulcerative Colitis
As a conclusion, resetting your gut is a very wise thing to do enable to achieve an excellent overall health. Nonetheless, a consistently healthy lifestyle and intelligent planning can help you along the way.