Ways To Boost Gut Health

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Introduction

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The gut has trillions of microbes that support your immune system, mental health, digestion and several other body functions.

A healthy gut

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Simple diet and lifestyle changes can help maintain a healthy balance of microorganisms in the gut. Here are some of these.

Stay stress-free

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Uncontrolled stress can harm your overall health including your gut. De-stress with yoga, meditation, exercise and other activities you love.

Eat probiotics

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Probiotics are live bacteria that boost the growth of good bacteris in the gut. Yogurt, buttermilk, sauerkraut and kimchi are some options you can try.

Do not miss prebiotics

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Prebiotics are responsible for feeding the good bacteria. Natural sources of prebiotics include garlic, banana, onion, asparagus and berries.

Stay hydrated

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Water is important to carry out important body functions. Drinking adequate amount of water can help improve your gut microbiome.

Avoid antibiotics

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Antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the gut along with the infection-causing bacteria. Hence, take antibiotics only when it is absolutely necessary.

Eat plant-based foods

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Vegetarian diets are high in fibre and can benefit the gut microbiota. Add plenty of fruits, vegetables and a variety of whole grains to your diet.

Sleep well

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A good night's sleep is essential for your gut to function properly. Ensure 7-8 hours of sleep daily for optimal health.

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