A healthy gut efficiently extracts the nutrients you need from the food that you eat and separates it from the waste that will then be eliminated from your body. For this process to work, your gut needs to contain a healthy microbiome that includes helpful bacteria that assist with the breakdown of food.
Over time, the microbiome in your gut can change as your body is exposed to toxins from the foods you eat. An overgrowth of bad bacteria can also occur if you take antibiotics or experience a health condition that disrupts your digestive processes.
Supporting gut health in the upcoming year is as simple as making a few simple lifestyle changes that help to restore balance to one of the most critical systems in your body.
Diversify Your Diet
The development of your gut’s microbiome begins before birth and continues for the rest of your life. While you can’t go back and change what you ate when you were younger, you have many options for improving your gut health today. One of the easiest things you can do is add gut health supplements to your diet. InnerPure is one that adds diverse sources of gut-boosting nutrients to your diet that you might not normally eat, such as lotus leaf and immature bitter orange.
When planning meals, consider adding more fiber-rich foods to your plate. Beans, fruits, and vegetables are all nutrient-dense food sources that help to stimulate your body’s digestive processes while fueling your body for better health. As you begin to diversify your meals, consider adding more fermented food to your diet as well. Yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut contain helpful bacteria that are important for your gut.
Lower Your Salt Intake
Excessive salt has the potential to do more than just raise your blood pressure. When too much salt enters your gut, it can eliminate lactobacilli, which is a good type of bacteria. You can counteract this effect somewhat by adding more probiotics to your diet, but even that can’t help if you constantly eat more than the proper amount of salt each day. Decreasing your salt intake also helps to lower inflammation in your gut, which helps the system process food better.
Choose Organic Foods
InnerPure is made using highly specialized planting, harvesting, and processing techniques that help to reduce the amount of unwanted chemicals that enter the product. This helps to ensure that every capsule does more good for the gut than harm. You can mimic this effect by choosing organic foods whenever it is possible. Eating food that contains fewer chemicals means that fewer toxins make it into your body. If you have to purchase food that isn’t organic, then take the time to wash it thoroughly using the proper procedure for the type.
Follow a Meal Schedule
Constantly bombarding your digestive system with a flood of snacks and unhealthy drinks generates stress that prevents it from doing its job. Limiting the number of meals and snacks you eat allows your body time to process everything that enters your gut properly. This means eating around three meals a day with snacks in between for most people. Remember that the ideal time frame to eat within depends upon your body’s needs, so make sure to discuss this with your physician. However, most of your meals should take place within an eight to ten hour time frame.
Detoxify Your Colon
If stimulating a healthy gut is on your mind, then you might already be struggling with the problem of toxins building up in your system. These are just a few potential signs you could experience that mean it is time for a full detox.
- Digestive problems
- Bad breath and/or body odor
- Weight gain
- Pale skin or gums
- Brain fog
The best supplement for gut health is one that allows your body to safely and comfortably eliminate toxins from your body. InnerPure is developed to be taken twice a day with your healthy meals. Adding a colon detox to your plans helps remove waste products, so your body’s good bacteria can work more efficiently.
Step Up Your Exercise Plan
Sometimes, sluggish guts develop from sedentary lifestyles. Regular exercise helps get your body’s gut moving in the same way as it increases your heart rate. Since toxins in the gut are linked to obesity, it also helps to increase your daily exercise if you are working on weight management. Since many people already have getting in shape as part of their new year’s resolutions, you might find that this simple step fits in easily with your other goals for 2023.
Get Enough Sleep at Night
Turning in early doesn’t mean that you’re lazy. In fact, some of the fittest athletes recognize the importance of sleep for physical recovery after strenuous activity. A lack of sleep is linked to several issues that negatively impact gut health. For instance, people who don’t get enough sleep at night are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and obesity, both of which can lower the number of beneficial bacteria in your gut’s microbiome.
Focus On Stress Management
If you’ve ever experienced churning in your gut during a stressful moment, you already know how stress hormones can influence your digestive system. In addition to that momentary sense of overstimulation, stress generates long-term inflammation in your digestive system. As the new year dawns, try to find ways to deal with stress more effectively. Taking up yoga or finding a new hobby can help you lower the stress hormones that flood your gut and disrupt its processes.
Manage Your Other Health Conditions
Modern medicine has made it possible to treat infections and other health issues that once might have been too much for your body to handle. While you should always follow your physician’s advice on which medications to take, lowering your reliance on certain types that impact your gut might be possible. For instance, focusing on boosting your immune system could help you avoid taking antibiotics that kill off good gut bacteria. Eating a healthier diet might also help you avoid using antacids that also impact your gut functions.
Create Motivational Reminders
You can achieve noticeable differences in your gut’s functioning within a matter of days to a week, but it only takes a few weak moments to undo all of your hard work. While it is likely perfectly fine to enjoy processed foods now and then or skip a workout, you don’t want to let a lapse go on for too long. Consider writing a few motivational sticky notes that you can put by your mirror to read each morning. Or, leave your natural herbal supplements in a visible place and near your food prep area so that you remember to take them. Eventually, you’ll find that your new changes become basic daily habits. Until then, remember to recognize your hard work and continue to strive to meet your goals.
Farlong Nutraceutical wishes you the best of health in the upcoming year. While our team continues to develop even more new high-quality supplements, we encourage you to take advantage of one of our favorite ways to boost gut health. Our InnerPure colon detox capsules help to remove toxins that disrupt your digestive processes so that you can begin your New Year’s health plan with a fresh start on maintaining a healthy microbiome in your gut.