I’ve been doing five things for my gut health to help me de-bloat—and I’m really pleased with the results.
1. Supplements for gut health
Firstly, I’ve been adding collagen and L-glutamine supplements to my diet, mostly by putting them into my smoothies every single day. These help with my gut lining.
My favorite smoothie for gut healing is banana, coconut milk, fresh powdered turmeric, plus collagen and L-glutamine powders, and a pinch of pepper.
I also heal my guy with other supplements, including aloe vera juice, zinc, digestive enzymes, and goat’s milk colostrum. And I drink herbal teas to aid digestion; my regulars are dandelion root, ginger, green tea, fennel, and marshmallow root.
2. Low-impact exercises
Second, I focused more on low-impact exercises, such as daily walks. This has really helped to improve my digestion. It also reduced my stress, which can negatively impact your gut health.
I have also found Pilates to be extremely helpful, which inspired me to start creating Pilates-based workouts on my YouTube channel to help other people.
3. Gut health testing
Third, I’ve worked with a nutrition professional to get some gut health testing done. This identified some bacterial imbalances in my guy as well as some food sensitivities. The test said I have over 30.
4. Diet changes
Fourth, and as a consequence of that testing, I made a huge change in what I was eating. Previously, I was eating a lot of takeaway and fried foods that were high in gluten and refined sugar.
Now, I include a lot more protein as well as fruit and vegetables, and cut out processed sugar and alcohol, both of which can harm your gut health.
My go-to regulars for keeping a healthy gut are:
pumpkin, sweet potato, pineapple, limes, carrots, bananas, onions, herbs, rocket, zucchini, mandarins, beetroot, silverbeet, dates, tomatoes, and avocados … READ MORE.