Girlfriend's Fit Club | Gut Health and Your Immunity
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Gut Health and Your Immunity

Did you know 70% of your immunity is in your gut? Do you ever hear people say you are what you eat? Well you’re not going to actually turn into what you eat but your body recognizes what goes into it and your gut reacts on behalf of it. 

Here’s a few tips on how to improve your Gut Health to better improve your overall Health. 

  1. Eat lots of Fruits and Veggies. They are high in fiber which certain bacteria in your gut can digest, which stimulates good bacteria. Here are a few examples: 
  • Raspberries
  • Artichokes
  • Green Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Beans
  • Whole Grains
  • Bananas 
  • Apples

One study found that following a diet rich in fruits and vegetables prevented growth of some disease-causing bacteria.

  1. Eat Prebiotic Foods. Prebiotic’s are foods that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. They are mainly fibber or complex carbs that human cells cannot digest. Instead, certain species of bacteria in the gut break them down and use them for fuel. 
  2. Increase your intake of Probiotics. These are live microorganisms, usually bacteria, that provide a specific health benefit by changing the overall composition of the microbiome and supporting your metabolism. There are studies that show that probiotics may improve the gut microbiome in those with certain diseases. 
  3. Eat Fermented Foods. These foods have undergone fermentation, a process in which the sugars they contain are broken down into yeast or bacteria. Many of these foods are rich in lactobacilli, a type of bacteria that can benefit your health. Research shows that people who eat a lot of yogurt, appear to have more lactobacilli in their intestines. These people also have less Enterobacteriaceae, which is a type of bacteria associated with inflammation and number of chronic conditions. 

Are you ready to get started on your healthy gut? 

Shawn Mielke 

Certified Holistic Health Coach 

and Personal Trainer