- A healthy diet helps ensure a healthy gut
- Add probiotics and prebiotics to your diet for a healthy gut
- A healthy gut is responsible for various functions in the human body
You may have come across different ways to improve bowel health by now. Your body needs energy to perform different functions. The digestive system breaks down food molecules into nutrients and provides them to the rest of the body for further processing. Many people complain of acidity, indigestion and other bowel problems. Drinking plenty of water is not enough for a generally healthy gut. There are natural remedies, but one of the best ways to improve gut health is through natural remedies.
Rice and water to enhance gut health
Life coach Luke Coutinho recently shared a video on Instagram showing a natural way to improve gut health.
In the video, Luke uses a clay pot full of rice soaked in excess water. He then explains how the mixture of rice and water is one of the most powerful perpetual Indian probiotics. He says it’s a gut-friendly food you can eat if you want to improve your gut health.
Through a long caption, he advised his followers to soak some leftover cooked and cool rice in water in a clay pot overnight. This can be consumed the next day on an empty stomach. Luke Coutinho says that it is wonderful if one consumes it for 5 to 7 days in a row.
The caption says: “Keep your gut clean and healthy and well inhabited and it works for you in every way from immunity to hormones to inflammation and much more.”
Watch the video here:
Other natural ways to enhance gut health
1) Add curd to your diet
Curd is a good probiotic and there are several ways to add it to your diet. You can eat it with your food or prepare raita that will make your meal interesting. You can also make buttermilk that is light and helps reduce acidity and constipation. Click here for more intestinal friendly curd preparations.
2) Include nuts, seeds and other items in your diet
Sometimes, poor gut health not only affects the body physically, it can also lead to anxiety and stress. Prebiotics and probiotics are often believed to help reduce stress. Prebiotics such as grapes, apples, bananas and probiotics such as yogurt and kimchi can be consumed. Some of the little things that can be added to your diet include nuts, seeds, fish among others. To learn more about foods to avoid stress and, in the process, keep your gut healthy, click here.
3) Get enough sleep
Body function is greatly affected if you have a lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to further hormonal changes, which are ultimately annoying. Therefore, proper sleep is essential for a healthy gut.
4) Drink plenty of water
It is known that drinking a lot of water is good for health. Try to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
5) Balanced diet
Last but not least, a balanced diet is essential for a healthy gut. Include in your diet fruits and vegetables rich in fiber to ensure proper bowel function.
Read also: 5 signs that your gut is unhealthy and tips to improve it
Try Luke Coutinho’s “Indian Probiotic” to ensure gut health and better digestion. Remember, a healthy gut plays a key role in preventing infections and helping to maintain overall health and well-being.
(Luke Coutinho, Holistic Lifestyle Coach – Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine)
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