Gut Health: Here’s How To Improve It

Immune cells and beneficial microorganisms are present in a healthy gut.

Sambhav Kumar
Written by: Sambhav KumarUpdated at: Dec 01, 2022 17:19 IST
Gut Health: Here’s How To Improve It

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Gut is an essential organ of our body. However, a hectic lifestyle, not having meals on time, and lack of sleep can compromise the digestive function. Poor lifestyle choices and irregular meals impair the digestive system. So, the importance of maintaining gut health should be prioritised. 

Your intestines function to digest your meals and ensure that other sections of your body receive enough nutrition. In addition to this, it helps the body to get rid of toxins. Experts assert that in order to cure the gut, both the emotional and physical involvement is necessary. You might be aware that the intestines produce more than 70% of the body's serotonin hormone.

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What Causes A Bad Gut?

Immune cells and beneficial microorganisms are present in a healthy gut. It cleanses your body of any virus or bacterial infections. It helps to prevent digestive problems and maintains a healthy amount of hormones in the body. The secret to a healthy person is a healthy gut. These signs indicate an unhealthy intestine if you notice them.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Black stools
  • Chronic constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Weight changes
  • Food intolerance
  • Skin conditions like eczema
  • Persistent fatigue

Ways To Maintain Gut Health

Reduce your stress level - Your emotions are linked to your belly. Therefore, learn to control your emotions. As your intestine is impacted by stress, yoga might help you deal with it.

Consume carefully - Most people eat their meals hastily because of their hectic lifestyles. Always chew the food to enjoy it. The mouth is where the process of digestion begins. Pay close attention to what you eat if you deal with constipation or gas regularly. 

Exercise - Stress and diet alone cannot describe your lifestyle. Sugar and packaged foods should be consumed in moderation if you wish to maintain a healthy bowel. Exercise should be done three to four days a week. Yoga, running, walking, and skipping are all options. All of these activities keep you fit and active. 

Drink and eat in proper quantities to maintain a healthy gut. In addition, consume foods high in vitamin C, probiotics, protein, and fibre to stay healthy. The body needs seven to eight glasses of water every day to be hydrated.

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