3 easy Tips for a Happy Tummy

Considering that the science of the microbiome (basically our internal of communities of bacteria) is relatively new, we're starting to learn more and more about how the gut affects our life at quite speed. When it comes to supporting our microbiome, there are factors that science confirms make a difference, such as: the composition of our diet, managing stress; and others we’re still just breaking ground on. Predicated upon the easiest of fast fixes that absolutely anybody with an upset tummy can try, here are our three quick and easy tips for a happy and healthier tummy...

probiotics and fermented foods

The best uncomplicated advice here is that working live cultures into your diet can prove seriously efficacious. That’s why fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi, among others, aren't a health-food-junkie fad without staying power: they're here to stay. Eating these types of foods regularly can actually help support a healthy gut and we should be integrating them as best into our daily diets as possible.

hassle free home remedies

What you eat becomes you—that is, your diet has a direct effect on your microbiome. A really simple home remedy to nourish your tummy starts with the kettle: try a hot lemon water with honey, a tiny bit of cayenne pepper and turmeric. When digested lemon alkalises your internal PH, which boats numerous health benefits including reducing inflammation and even weight loss. For another store cupboard recipe, try lots of fresh grated ginger and mint leaves in hot water with raw honey. Ginger is a powerful tummy-soother that can help move food indigested from the stomach to the small intestine for digestion and absorption.

try an easy fast

If all else fails, very simply think about just giving your system a break. In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, recommended abstaining from food to aid the healing process. Plus in Ayurvedic medicine, fasting once a week is thought to promote digestive clearance. Fasting can prove exceptionally beneficial for the organs of digestion as it gives them a rest, permitting anything blocked to naturally start moving again without loading an extra job of new food on top. Now, we're not saying do a water fast for 48 hours, we're saying that it can be as simple as not snacking in between meals, even only eating a meal every 4 hours (interspersed with only water/warm tonics in between, no snacks) can make a difference. 

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