The Pathway to A Healthy Gut - A Powerful Gut = A Powerful You
Feeling tired lately? Or facing trouble digesting your favourite cuisines? Well, how many times have you relied on your gut feeling to float through tricky situations in life, eh? The least you can do in return is keep your gut healthy. And don’t just take our word for it. Leading doctors and researchers say that a healthy gut is key to good overall health and wellbeing.
This is how
All food is eventually broken down in your gut into a form that can enter the bloodstream and deliver nutrients throughout the body. Plus, a healthy gut contains good bacteria and immune cells that help ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. And it also communicates with the brain through neurons and hormones that help maintain one’s overall wellbeing.
Here’s how you can ensure your gut stays healthy – and so do you.
2. Rest well
3. Drink enough water
4. Eat slowly
5. Know your food intolerances
6. Take pre and probiotic supplements
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