When you look at the typical North American Diet we see some major problems. We typically see poor quality foods, low protein, high processed, high sodium, and high in sugars. From consuming these foods we will start to see problems with overall health and can ultimately lead to fat gain.
For most people we are looking for done for you solutions that a fast or convenient.
If we do not get up early enough then we might not even eat breakfast, or we might eat a poor quality breakfast that is low in protein and high in sugars.
Remember that eating better foods that are nutrient dense can make a significant impact on overall health and the size of our waistline. You can get 500 calories form sugar or you get 500 calories form a grass-fed rib eye; your choice will have a vastly different effect on your body.
Also If you’re not consuming good quality foods that are loaded with nutrients then you may be creating other problems with your health and wellness.
You see, if you’re nutritional habits are loaded with processed, high sugar, high sodium highway then you must understand a little more about inflammation and your gut’s health.
A lot of top doctors now are saying that pretty much all disease stems from some type of inflammation.
The reason is that the body has to combat inflammation, just like you would combat any other type of pathogen. When the body is using resources to deal with inflammation, it has far fewer resources to deal with immune response and proper function, and thus disease can grab a foothold. Managing your inflammation can be vital for long term health.
Paying attention to those inflammatory processes is important. Inflammation can even come from poor digestion! The gut is the cauldron of health. This is where your digestive system works to convert minerals and nutrients into fuel that will sustain a heathy body.
Gut health has been a topic of interest for many years but, this area is getting a lot more attention when it comes to overall health and disease.
Matter cannot be created or destroyed, so how do we grow or change?
We grow by assimilating nutrients form our food and building our bodies and regenerating our cells by using those nutrients. Poor digestion can lead to inflammation and what’s called leaky gut syndrome, where food particles escape through the gut barrier and trigger an inflammatory response.
Gut health is influenced by the probiotic flora in your gut, also known as the gut biome. These microorganisms are important for digestion.
Additionally, many of the neurotransmitters and hormones that are responsible for your mood, your happiness, and everything that makes you feel great are either affected by or originate from the gut.
Most of our serotonin production comes from the gut. Our immune cells are produced in the gut. Having a healthy gut biome-one that works symbiotically with the body-is vital for your immune function, for your mood, and for your health.
If you want to get a handle on your gut health try these five strategies:
1.) Food Density: Work on getting foods that are nutritionally dense and more in a natural state not processed. Try thinking lean and green when you are building your meal. It could be salmon and asparagus.
2.) Probiotics: Utilize a good probiotic daily to keep your good bacteria in the gut. If you have chronic stress, eat a lot of processed foods, or take a lot of medication your good gut bacteria can be destroyed. We personally use the ProBiotic Restore ULTRA from AdvoCare to help replenish my good bacteria.
3.) Minimize chronic stress: Try to minimize your chronic stress in your life with implementing exercise, meditation, and try to get good quality sleep.
4.) Reduce or eliminate processed foods: Try to reduce the amount of processed foods from your diet. If the foods you are eating are coming from a box, or it is coming from the golden arches you might want to reduce or eliminate these habits.
5.) Utilize Digestive enzymes: Try to get good proteolytic enzymes into your daily nutritional habits. You can get this from foods, or you can use a supplement such as AdvoGreens Green Powder that is
loaded with antioxidants and digestive enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes go through the body and start to break down any kind of dead protein that are lying around the body and stimulating inflammatory responses.
Gut health is very important and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Also if you are looking for help with your health and wellness needs, take us up on a Free Consultation. We can help keep your gut in check!
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