Did you know that the health of your gut can directly correlate to your mental health, physical health, emotional health, spiritual health and sexual health? While many may not believe it, the stomach is one of the most powerful parts of the human body. It is sometimes referred to as the second brain due to its ability to control how we think and feel.
So, it's no secret as to why there is more and more talk about why improving gut health is so important. But, how do you achieve this? especially without making dramatic changes to your everyday routine?
Well, at Jomeis Find Foods, this is what we specialise in. Read on to find out what you can do to nurture the ecosystem that is your gut health.
Make sure you get enough sleep
It may seem silly that one of the most vital aspects of good gut health is sleep. But, good and deep sleep is the key to feeling your best every day. After all, it is during slumber that our body is given time to heal and regenerate. Not to mention, sleeping enough is one of the number one ways to reduce stress; which is an instigator of bad gut health.
In fact, too much stress can cause inflammation in the gut, which can lead to all sorts of issues, including constipation, diarrhoea and severe lack of energy.
If you struggle to fall asleep or stay in a deep sleep, you're also not alone. With screen time at an all-time high, more and more people are struggling to switch off from life, which can impact their ability to get some much-needed shut-eye.
If you find that you don't struggle to fall in and out of sleep but that you're still feeling slow and sluggish in the morning, you could try to wind down for bed earlier. Putting the phone away 15 minutes earlier and turning to a book can help prime the body for sleep, which can help you achieve a deeper sleep and therefore improve gut health.
We also can't recommend a hot bath before bed enough.
Feed your body with prebiotics and probiotics
Not all bacteria are bad. Our bodies thrive on good bacteria and will feel their best when we are getting enough of that bacteria into our diet. Prebiotics feed probiotics, which in turn gives pro-biotics the energy they need to break down food and convert your food to energy (rather than fat). So, having enough of them in your diet is essential for guaranteeing that you feel your best and that you minimise those sluggish days.
It's important to note that you can fill your body with both pro-biotics and pre-biotics. But, only pro-biotics are naturally found in the gut. So, adding more pre-biotics-rich foods into your diet will make a world of difference.
Pre-biotic-rich foods include:
- The Jomeis Find Foods Superfood Breakfast Bowl Range
- Garlic and onions
- And so many more...
Get more exercise
Just like sleep, you may not think that exercise is one of the better ways to improve your gut health. But the secret's out, it is.
Exercising when you are bloated or feeling sluggish is one of the number one way to really feel better instantly. So as much as you want to curl into a ball on the couch, putting on your runners and going for a jog is really what you need.
The logic behind it is simple too. Exercise promotes movement in the gut, which can enhance the number of beneficial microbial species in the stomach. These species, like pre-biotics and pro-biotics, are then going to do their job by working to keep functioning to their full capacity.
While sporadic exercise does work to reduce bloating in the short term, if you want long-term results, consistency is the key. So, make sure you add exercise to your weekly schedule. You'll thank us for it later.
Need help feeling your best?
At Jomeis Fine Foods, we are passionate about helping you feel better through the power of food. Each of our products has been made with good gut health in mind too. Don't believe us? Try them out for yourself today.