Why is a balanced gut important?
Everyone knows that life is all about balance. From taking care of others, to making that all important time for yourself, and everything in-between. But, have you ever considered the balance of your gut bacteria? If not, it’s definitely something to be mindful of. It’s normal for both good and bad bacteria to be found within the gut, but it’s important to optimise the levels of the good. Our busy lifestyles tend to include diets low in fibre, high in fat and sugar and limited exercise alongside stress and antibiotic use which can lead to higher levels of bad bacteria in the gut.
Trillions of bacteria live inside our large intestine – some good, some bad, and the gut is at its most content with good bacteria weighing in to balance the bad.
The gut plays a role in maintaining your overall wellbeing and can impact your mood as well as your immune system. Generally, an abundance of bifidobacteria (a type of good bacteria) is important for your gut. However, it’s known to decline when we reach the age of 50 and over. A balanced diet, rich in fibre, can help you achieve an optimally balanced gut, but most of us aren’t eating the right kinds of food that offer this. The good news is, a high fibre food supplement such as Bimuno® can help bridge this gap.
How can Bimuno help balance your gut?
Bimuno is a unique daily food supplement that increases the levels of bifidobacteria in the gut. It’s high in fibre and travels through your digestive system intact — unaffected by heat or acidity. It naturally feeds and stimulates bifidobacteria encouraging their numbers to grow. When taken daily, Bimuno increases levels of good gut bacteria within just seven days*.
Bimuno seamlessly integrates into your everyday life — you can add it to any drink or sprinkle it over food. So, if you’re looking for a simple way to increase good gut bacteria, you’ll have found it with Bimuno. Click here to buy Bimuno now.
What else can I do to help balance my gut?
1. Look at your diet: Reducing the amount of processed, high-sugar, and high-fat foods that you eat can contribute to better gut health. Additionally, eating plenty of plant-based foods and lean protein can positively impact your gut. A diet high in fibre has been shown to contribute tremendously to a healthy gut microbiome.
2. Lower your stress levels: Chronic high levels of stress are hard on your whole body, including your gut. Some ways to lower stress may include meditation, walking, getting a massage, spending time with friends or family, diffusing essential oils, decreasing caffeine intake, laughing, yoga, or having a pet.
3. Get enough sleep: Not getting enough or insufficient quality of sleep can have serious impacts on your gut health, which can, in turn, contribute to more sleep issues. Try to prioritise getting at least 7–8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.
4. Eat slowly: Chewing your food thoroughly and eating your meals slowly can help promote full digestion and absorption of nutrients. This may help reduce digestive discomfort and maintain a healthy gut.
5. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines, as well as on the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Staying hydrated is a simple way to promote a healthy gut.
6. Check for food intolerances: If you frequently experience digestive discomfort you may be suffering from food intolerance. You can try eliminating common trigger foods to see if your symptoms improve. If you're able to identify a food or foods that are contributing to your symptoms, you may see a positive change in your digestive health by changing your eating habits.
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