The Road to Wellness Through Gut Health

High quality ingredients are vital to maintaining optimal gut health. Research shows that the health of your gut, which is made up of trillions of bacteria, directly impacts your overall well-being and mental clarity. The majority of digestive microbes are found in the large intestine. They are collectively referred to as the gut microbiome.

Personally, once I started to monitor my dietary lifestyle, I made some changes. I now eat more fruits and vegetables, less meat and dairy, very little added sugar, and take gut boosting supplements on a daily basis. Eating a plant-based diet plus incorporating probiotics into my meals has resulted in positive changes.

Three Positive Changes

First, there was an immediate change in the quality and frequency of bowel movements. I became more regular and detoxification is essential for health. As we age, our body’s metabolism tends to slow down. I realize that I have to be very careful with my diet in order to keep my body clean.

Second, my sugar cravings have all but disappeared. The nutrient dense meals keep my energy levels sustained throughout the day. Eating junk food sets off a chain reaction that makes your body want more and more sugary food because it is made of empty, non-nutrient calories.

Third, and perhaps most significantly, I now have a much cleaner mouth. Ever notice a white coating on your tongue? The white coating signifies that your gut health is out-of-balance. This white coating has all but disappeared.

Restarting Your Engine

Here’s a great way to start your day with high quality body fuel!

Morning Smoothie

8 oz plant-based milk
1/2 banana
Handful mixed berries
1 Tbsp pumpkin seed butter
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!

Authored by Susan Kapatoes, founder of Inspire Your Journey.