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As we get older, we start to think about our health more and more. If, like me, you’re in your 30s you might be starting to experience health complications or thinking more about how you can reach your health goals. Something to think about is how to improve your gut health, something explored in this article.
Gut health vs stomach health
There’s a fairly easy way to distinguish the difference between the gut and the stomach. The stomach is an organ that digests the food you eat whereas the gut digests food, absorbs nutrients into the body and gets rid of waste. The gut is made up of various organs, including These organs include the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.
Supplements for gut and stomach health
The great news is that there are various supplements available for both stomach and gut health. An everyday gut health supplement can be easily built into any routine you already have, making it something you do each day. By taking it, you have a better chance of keeping the natural balance of bacteria in your gut. Some supplements available include probiotics, digestion support, vitamin D and L-glutamine.
How to look after your gut health
A healthy breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one you definitely shouldn’t skip. It can be hard sometimes to make sure this is a healthy start to the day, as a lot of us are in a rush and need something quick. However, a healthy breakfast that contains healthy fats, foods full of antioxidants and quality proteins will be a great start to the day.
Don’t forget your fruit and veg
Along with a healthy breakfast, it’s important to ensure you are adding a variety of fruit and vegetables to your everyday diet. With the rising cost of living, fresh fruit and vegetables are becoming more and more expensive to try to keep an eye on what is in season and more readily available than others. Shop around for offers or visit your local market for better prices.
From my experience of being pregnant and suffering with really bad indigestion and acid reflux I know just how bad and painful it can be. It is always a good idea to be prepared and have a couple of different products at home to help if you suffer with this kind of thing. Probiotics come in supplement form, or can be found in many yoghurt products in most supermarkets.
The weather is very slowly starting to look more like spring and with that, it makes more of us want to get out and about more. Gentle exercise can help to stimulate digestion and of course, it’s always nice to get outside for some fresh air. Even going for a short walk every day can really help.