Written by: She Evolves
For a long time, the idea of gut health seemed foreign to me. Mainly because I didn’t really understand what gut health was. It wasn’t until I asked around and did some research did I come to learn more about the gut and its importance to our overall health. So what is the gut? The gut can be described as “the tract from the mouth to the anus which includes all the organs of the digestive system in humans and other animals. Food taken in through the mouth is digested to extract nutrients and absorb energy, and the waste expelled as feces. The mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines are all part of the gastrointestinal tract.”. By this definition it is easy to see why the gut is so important to our overall health.
Which is why making sure all the organs that make-up your gut are fully functional. It is important to know what foods to eat. Here are my go to foods that help keep me regular. And also make sure that my gut is getting all the support it needs to do its job.
- Water: Its easy to overlook water and for years I didn’t see it as an important part of my health. However, as most of our bodies are made up of water. It only makes sense that we replenish it with clean water daily. Not only that but water acts as a lubricant for your organs and helps to get things moving.
- Fermented foods: Fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha and kefir are known to be packed with many gut friendly nutrients that help make sure that your gut is able to not only absorb nutrients, but get rid of harmful waste. Which is why I like to have one or two fermented foods a day. This can either be a kombucha drink instead of soda. Or some kimchi with meals.
- Yoghurt: Yoghurt is well known for having good bacteria. Which is why having a small cup of unsweetened yoghurt a day is a good way to replace good bacteria in your body.
- Fiber: Fiber can be found in a number of foods like vegetables, whole grains and even fruit. Which is why keeping a healthy diet is important to get the fiber your body needs to keep you regular and keep your gut healthy.