There’s a good reason why good gut health is a big topic of conversation. The state of your stomach – although not a very sexy topic – helps to support your immune system, mental health, helps balance hormones, controls your skin health and contributes to the toxin and waste elimination system of your body.
The symptoms of an unhappy gut? Bloated, stomach cramps, bad breath, issues sleeping and more. No, thanks!
Luckily, it’s pretty easily fixed and That Hippie Co has been kind enough to share their top five tips to follow for good gut health.
1 // EAT YOUR GREENS
It’s a no-brainer that eating the daily recommended intake of five serves of veggies is good for you, but we cannot stress to you enough how important vegetables are for a healthy gut! Vegetables are full of nutrients which the body needs to perform to the best of its ability and helps reduce fatigue.
2 // WE LOVE FIBRE
Increasing your fibre intake is crucial for gut health. Fibre gives us energy to go on with our everyday lives and it’s super easy to incorporate into meals, such a swapping white pasta or white bread for wholemeal varieties.
3 // Say yes to prebiotics
Because who doesn’t love banana, garlic, onion, asparagus and broccoli? These foods are packed full of prebiotics that are essential for good gut-health. Prebiotics help fuel the good bacteria that is found in your gut.
4 // WE SAY NO TO JUNK FOOD… SORTA
Now we know it is hard to cut out junk food altogether, but making small changes day by day can make a massive impact on your overall gut health and wellbeing. Try swapping our your usual 3pm cookie and coffee for a handful of nuts.
5 // THANK YOU FOR APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Our Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules are a great and easy supplement to incorporate into your everyday meal and have a variety of uses. Having an ACV capsule before a meal can help aid digestion and slowly improve your gut health. Apple cider vinegar is great for promoting good gut health, and it has been linked with improving individuals who suffer from bloating and reduce the cravings of sugary food.