Things that will make your gut sing

If digestive discomfort and a general feeling of sluggishness are making life a bit uncomfortable, this may be music to your ears.

There’s more and more scientific evidence to show the major role gut health plays in your overall wellbeing, influencing everything from your digestion to your mental health and immune system.

Key to this are the trillions of bacteria that live in your digestive tract. When these minuscule microbes are in happy balance, the rest of the body hums along happily.

When they’re not, it can cause an array of health issues.

How healthy is your gut?

It’s not always easy to tell if you have gut problems.

Many of us have experienced those more common digestive symptoms like gas, abdominal pain, cramping and constipation.

But there are more obscure ones too, like poor concentration, fatigue and skin problems, which can also point to gut issues.

Things your guts loves

The good news is, there is plenty we can do to help keep our gut in tip top shape – with a balanced diet, staying hydrated, exercising regularly and getting a good night’s sleep all high on the list.

Studies have also shown that limiting dairy, red and processed meats and refined sugars can help, as can getting the recommended 25g to 30g of fibre a day.

There are also probiotics – beneficial bacteria that help restore a natural flora to your gut and which can be easily added to your diet through foods such as miso soup, yoghurt or kefir, or through supplements.

Take daily probiotics but still have gut issues?

While taking a daily probiotic is a good start, extra care can be needed to deal with gut issues.

Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible carb found in certain foods, which work as a type of fertiliser for probiotics and help them thrive in the gut.

Prebiotic-rich foods include bananas, oats, apples, asparagus and artichokes and you can also easily pick up some prebiotic supplements.

Healing your gut lining by reversing inflammation, is another powerful thing you can do, with the amino acid glutamine found by scientists to help soothe gut mucosal cells.

Several herbs, such as slippery elm, have also been used for hundreds of years to help repair the protective lining of the gut.

And last but not least, zinc and curcumin supplementation and a diet high in antioxidants vitamins E and C are also noted for their therapeutic qualities for gastrointestinal health.

Gut goodness in three easy steps

If you want to love your guts in a simple and non-complicated way, Nutra-Life has introduced a unique three step system to get you back on track.

Step one is the hero – Nutra-Life Gut Relief. It combines gut-loving ingredients like prebiotics with key nutrients and digestive herbs to soothe irritations, protect the gut lining and nourish the digestive track.

And all in delish mango orange flavoured powder format.

Follow it up with the Nutra-Life Probiotica range to help maintain a strong microbiome, and Nutra-Life Digestive Enzyme to assist in breaking down macronutrients and lactose, and your gut will be singing sweetly before you know it.

* This post is brought to you by Nutra-Life Gut Relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read the label, warnings and instructions for use, before purchasing. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.