Do You Have a Healthy Gut?
Gut health refers to the function and balance of the gastrointestinal tract. Ideally, organs all work together to allow us to eat and digest food without discomfort.
How likely is it that you have perfect gut health? Is there anything you immediately think of that triggers any pain or discomfort? For some it’s dairy, for some nuts and seeds - why is it so important for us to have a healthy gut?
A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion. It’s even believed gut health can help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.
Why don’t we really talk about this? In my experience, especially in the fitness industry, people confuse “gut health” with “eating healthy”. While they are related, it goes much deeper. Someone who eats healthy can still experience gut problems. Here are signs to look for that might mean something’s not right:
We know how to contribute to our physical health, our mental health - so we should involve gut health in the conversation. After all, everything is connected.