Is your gut balanced with good bacteria? The bacteria in your stomach is super important to keep you slim.
Did you know that your gut is home to 100 trillion microorganisms?! A balanced gut flora promotes healthy gastrointestinal functions, regulates metabolism, and supports your immune system. You can easily see the difference in the gut bacteria produced in obese humans versus healthy lean humans.
Gut imbalance is linked to obesity, inflammation, bad breath, gum disease, cancer, back pain, etc. No thanks! In other words, you want a good gut flora!
So how can you get better gut flora?
Eat fiber. True fiber, not the 20% added fiber promised on a sugary granola bar. Get healthy fiber in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You should have around 20 to 30 grams a day. These foods have probiotics, which is another bacteria you should have in the body.
Less sugar. Too much sugar is starving your gut flora. The needed bacteria thrives on complex carbs, not sugar.
Exercise. Lose the gut and boost gut bacteria all at the same time!
Eat your probiotics! This comes in yogurt, Kombucha tea, dark chocolate, pickles and more!
Love this Kombucha drink! Gingerade is my favorite!
I have no challenge adding dark chocolate to my diet!
What can be hurting your gut flora?
Certain medications like birth control and antibiotics, chronic stress, diets low in fiber, diets high in sugar. Basically a woman who is stressed, on birth control, and eats too much sugar… not a good mix. Try adding Kombucha tea or dark chocolate to your day to help combat this issue!
Take charge of your gut flora and cut out sugar, add probiotics, and stress less!