The human abdomen or gut is known as the body’s second brain, mainly because it contains more neurotransmitters than your actual brain.
Unfortunately, a variety of foods and chemicals, when consumed can wreak havoc on the bacteria that lives within our gut, which is why it is so important to balance out our gut health.
If we do not, not only will we have digestive issues but the body’s ability to absorb minerals, regular hormones, produce vitamins, eliminate toxins, and provide an immune response will be impaired.
Here is how your second brain impacts your entire well-being.
1. The bacteria in your gut will dramatically impact your weight.
Not only does it influence how your body absorbs nutrients and creates hormones, but it helps with ensuring you feel full and it balances out your blood sugar levels.
You can reach an optimal weight just by taking care of your gut health.
2. Having a healthy gut will ensure that you have enough short-chain fatty acids which are important for reducing temporary inflammation, maintaining bacterial balance, and strengthening your gut barrier.
Beyond this, SCFAs are responsible for creating energy, so if your workouts are suffering, make sure to get some prebiotic fibre in.
3. A healthy gut will boost the function of your immune system.
A lot of individuals will complain about getting respiratory sickness after intense bouts of training.
This is because the short-term effects of intense exercise on the immune system is directly supported by your gut.
About 80% of your immune system cells live in the gut, so if it is unbalanced, you are going to experience interruptions due to sickness.
4. When it comes to nutrition, most individuals believe that if they are consuming nutrient dense foods than achieving weight loss and fitness levels should come naturally.
However, this is not the case if your body is unable to absorb the nutrients you are consuming.
How your gut is balanced will determine whether your body is able to use the nutrients, break them down, and absorb them.
5. Unfortunately, your body can take quite a beating from exercise.
This can translate into negative effects on your joints and bones.
You can mitigate a portion of this damage by cooling down and warming up appropriately, but you can also tackle temporary bouts of inflammation that would otherwise leave you achy.
Finally, good and bad gut bacteria will have an influence on your hormones.
If you have a healthy balance of good bacteria, you will have increased mental focus, clarity, and less brain fog.
Several ways you can help maintain, boost, and support a healthy gut is through eating whole foods that are high in plant-based fibres, consuming prebiotics, and limiting your exposure to antibiotics.
Of course, you should also reduce the amount of stress you have and make sure you are exercising regularly.
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