Gut Health and Why it’s Important

May 1, 2020

Written By Lauren Stinner, Marketing Intern

In today’s society, we are often given a simple fix to a health problem without even considering where the problem could have originated. If you ask any doctor, they would tell you that gut health is the very foundation of how our bodies function. So now you’re probably asking yourself – “How do I get a healthy gut?” Hare some steps you can take to get your body on the right track:

Increase Your Water Intake.

The rule of thumb for how much water a person should consume daily is one-half to one-full ounce for every pound you weigh. For example, if a person weighs 150 lbs., they should be consuming roughly 75-150 oz. of water per day. Water is important for our bodies because it flushes out any toxins that we may be holding in, thus compromising our immune systems. Increasing your water intake is also a great way to stay hydrated in these upcoming summer months.

Consider Taking a Probiotic.

Probiotics are a supplement that aid in the production of “good bacteria” in the gut. Some foods that act as a great probiotic would be Greek yogurt, kombucha, and even cheddar cheese. Not only do probiotics increase the health of your gut, they also keep your body regular.

Observe Your Current Diet.

    If you are eating high amounts of sugar and fat, you might need to reconsider your food choices. A simple meal guide to live by is 50% fruits and/or vegetables, 25% protein (meat, nuts, etc.), and 25% fiber-rich carbohydrates (avocado, lentils, etc.). Having a balanced diet of natural foods like fruits, vegetables, and meat, help keep your gut in check.

    Smoothie Recipe

    An easy way to keep your gut happy is by making smoothies with the perfect green and fiber-rich ingredients your body craves. I’m sure when you hear “detox” smoothies, you think they’re probably gross. But, we created a cinnamon berry smoothie that we think you’ll love! Check out our video here.

    Regulate Your Exercise.

      Keeping your body active can greatly impact the health of your gut. However, exercise needs to be built into your daily routine in order for it to benefit your body. Going for walks in the morning, running to your favorite playlist, or even swimming now that it’s heating up, are all great ways that exercise can become a daily ritual.

      Gut health can make a major difference in your day-to-day activities. Doctors have even found that an unhealthy gut can be linked to anxiety and depression. Not only will you have more energy if you take care of your gut, but your body will thank you in the long run. 1 Corinthians 6:20 says “You were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”