A healthy gut is incredibly important for your everyday health. It contributes to a strong immune system and improves heart health, brain health and promotes effective digestion. It can even help prevent a number of autoimmune diseases.
Here are 5 ways to nurture and improve your gut health:
1. Use a heating pad
According to a recent study, using a heating pad or hot water bottle to warm your belly for just 2 minutes prompts the release of digestive acids and bile.
Warming up your stomach can also relax any pain in your intestines and tame an upset stomach — quickly and effectively.
2.Sit up straight
Sitting up straight can ease belly-bloating!
Good posture while eating is vital to making sure your food is properly digested. Slouching squishes the stomach, making proper digestion difficult, which leads to painful gas build-up in the stomach.
If you’ve already got a bloated belly and trapped gas, a study recently published in the journal Gut, found that standing upright with good posture was the best position for passing the gas and getting rid of the discomfort.
3. Go on daily walks
According to research from the University of Illinois, exercise has been proven to boost your gut health.
In the study, participants who led sedentary lifestyles performed 30 minutes of exercise per day, three times each week. Within six weeks, the number of microbes in their bodies increased which in turn decreased their gut and bodily inflammation.
4. Remove coffee from your diet
If you have a leaky gut, it’s highly recommended that you remove coffee from your diet.
Since coffee has high acidity, it can actually worsen symptoms of a leaky gut like stomach pains, acid reflux and aggravate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Tip: Try green tea instead! It’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
5. Take a daily supplement specifically formulated to boost gut health
There are a number of essential nutrients needed to help maintain a healthy intestinal immune system, but these nutrients can be tough to get in the quantities needed to promote healthy gut function on diet alone.
Our Gut Protect supplement was formulated with the finest quality ingredients to help boost your gut health.
Tip: Try Regenera Gut Protect, a purified, dairy-free source of immunoglobulin G (IgG) available as a dietary supplement. The pure IgG helps to maintain a healthy intestinal immune system by binding a broad range of microbes and toxins within the gut lumen. It can also help maintain normal inflammatory balance.
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