How Important is your gut health for you?

As there is no clear defination of gut health we refer to gut health as having a healthy gut microbiome and limited digestive symptoms.

A healthy gut means that there are more good bacteria in a body than harmful bacteria.

Therefore, he more good bacteria means a more healthy body you will have.

Now, let us discuss why gut health is so important. The gut breaks down the foods you eat and absorbs nutrients that support your body’s functions.

Many researchs are showing that our gut microbiome can affect every organ in our body.

There are significant benefits of having a good gut health;

1.bowel movement

You have a regular bowel movement pattern without any discomfort.

2.No more Bloating

Gas is a byproduct of the trillions of bacteria that live in your gut and aid in normal digestion. People with healthy gut activity typically fart 10 to 20 times a day and will not be bloated all the time.

Anyone who is passing excessive gas and feels bloated most of the time, needs to visit a gastroenterologist.

3.Blood Sugar

Gut health may help regulate blood sugar, which may less the risk of developing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

4.Heart Health

Good gut bacteria like lactobacilli may in lowering triglycerides and cholesterol while raising HDL cholesterol. Results into, less the risk of heart disease.

5.Mental Health

The gut makes neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that are sent and received by a type of brain cell (neurons).

Hence, disruptions in the gut microbiota can interfere with the production and signalling of these neurotransmitters, contributing to mental health disorders.

Also Serotonin (Happy Hormone), is too primarily produced in the gut and influences mood, sleep and appetite.

6.Immune System

70% of the immune system is located in the gut. The kicrobiota, the community of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa living in the gut can surely influence the immune system. And a healthy immune system means lesser risk of bad health.

And as we all say, what you eat makes your body as well as your mind. Your gut bacteria is too highly depend on what you eat.

After all, a good health is all we need at the end of the day.

Try to add lots of freash green vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts, seeds, millets in your diet. Especially, plant source nutrients.

In my next article, I will surely write about how a plant based diet (vegan diet) is much more healthier and beneficial for your gut health as well as entire body. Do check it out.

Till than, you can also read about Diabetes – Basics that you should know .

Happy Health 🙂

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