Did you know?
A huge 70% of our immune system is housed in our guts, so maintaining a healthy digestive tract is vital in order to feel our best and live well with ease. As the world opens up and we become increasingly sociable, keeping our immunity in check is key to making the most of this long-awaited time.
As we have recently become aware, the gut also produces serotonin! When your digestive system is running like clockwork and not distressed or inflamed, this incredible happy hormone has the perfect environment in which to develop. A happy gut is a happy mind!
We’ve all had times when we’ve felt under par, and often notice telltale signs in our guts before we do elsewhere. Get back to a tip top tummy in no time with our top tips and products for creating, developing and sustaining great gut health…
Four fantastic diet and daily living tips…
Set up a regular exercise regime to strengthen your body and stimulate your gut. Whether this is a brisk walk each morning or taking a class with a friend, movement is medicine!
Include foods such as bananas, oats, garlic and asparagus in your diet. These are natural prebiotics and provide important nutrients for our gut bacteria to feed on.
Foods rich in Omega 3, such as salmon, mackerel, chia seeds, walnuts and sardines are great gut nourishers. They provide a major source of energy for colon cells, as well as increasing the diversity of healthy bacteria in the gut. Omega 3 is even linked to weight regulation and helps with nutrient absorption. If these fatty acid foods are not to your taste, our Pure Strength Omega 3 supplement is phenomenal.
Vitamin C is very important for our immune system and gut health, as well as being a powerful antioxidant in itself, helping to regenerate other antioxidants. Our bodies can’t create Vitamin C so it must be obtained through diet and supplements. Freshly squeezed OJ anyone?!
Four key supplements for a glowing gut…
Collagen – we’ve chosen this superstar collagen as it is made with all four strains and is super potent. We especially enjoy their organic coffee and collagen, although it can be blended into water or smoothies and carries no taste.
Aloe Ferox – this super juice is pure and unfiltered, hailing from the untamed Cape region in South Africa and is the last wild aloe variety which grows naturally. It is known for its natural colon cleansing benefits and is a great aid in food digestion and eliminating a build up of toxins.
Body Biotics – a probiotic with a prebiotic, these vegicaps effectively re-populate the intestine with a beneficial balance of friendly bacteria. A solid system support, and especially valuable after an illness or bad stomach.
Supergreens – this wonder mix nourishes and supports our digestive system at a cellular level, providing a quick and easy way to alkalise our bodies and get more greens into our diets.
We try, test and handpick each incredible product that makes it onto our site, so these for us are the best of the best.
When fed properly, our bodies are truly amazing at repairing themselves and boosting our overall wellbeing. We are what we eat, after all! The saying has been around for almost 200 years and is a mantra here at Seaweed HQ – we hope these tips help you improve your gut health and bring energy, ease and healthful days your way.
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