If you have been feeling anxious, stressed, and foggy, or your digestive system isn't holding up, as usual, it could be that your gut is filled with junk and toxins. Certain feelings could also indicate poor gut health. Including lack of confidence, not being able to finish things, or even feeling tired or disempowered. These emotions are all connected to the gut and the abdominal organs. Having a healthy gut is important because it also works as an intuitive system, your gut guides you when something feels off, or something occurs, some people even call it the second brain.
There are many methods and medicines to heal your gut everywhere in the world. There are also certain foods that inflame and block the digestion or flow of energy in your gut and intestines.
Foods that are great for gut health.
Eat foods rich in polyphenols.
Polyphenols are plant compounds found in red wine, green tea, dark chocolate, olive oil, and whole grains. They are broken down by the microbiome to stimulate healthy bacterial growth.
Here are some polyphenol foods.
Cloves and other seasonings
Green and white tea
These vitamins enrich energy and nutrients and stimulate digestion.
Avoid certain carbohydrates, sugar, gluten, heavy grains, or any foods that leave you feeling unsatisfied.
Making a food diary could be helpful to help identify which foods leave you feeling supported and clear afterward.
Top Supplements For Gut Health
Apple cider vinegar
Avoid taking antibiotics or harsh medications. Antibiotics and chemically based medication are designed to kill harmful & all the healthy bacteria, known as probiotics in your gut, putting the risk of inflammatory bowel, heart diseases, obesity, type diabetes, anxiety, and depression.
Here are some of my own recipes (Gluten-free, Vegan, and Sugar-free) created to improve gut health ~
Nondairy milk of choice
Maple syrup or sweetener of choice (optional)
Pour your non-dairy milk into a container or bowl.
Then pour 2 tablespoons of chia for every half cup of non-dairy milk.
Then add your vanilla and cinnamon and stir.
Add fruits or a sweetener of your choice (optional).
Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Finally, top off with your favorite fruit.
Red Pepper Carrot Thai Curry
Coconut cream or unsweetened dairy-free yogurt.
Veggies of choice.
Tahini sauce or almond butter.
Curry powder of choice.
Heat avocado oil in a pan
Chop onions and carrots and red bell peppers.
Place onto the oil.
Add bay leaves to the oil and carrots and onions.
Let it saute.
Then add small portions of veggie broth.
Then add a touch of Cumin and turmeric.
Continue to cook.
Once vegetables are washed.
Pre-cut your vegetables of choice.
Once carrots are done, pour them into a blender.
Add your coconut milk or non-dairy yogurt to the blender.
Add some minced ginger.
Add diced Jalapenos.
Add some curry powder of your choice.
Add your spices, I added Garlic powder, Onion powder, Chilli flakes, Cumin, and turmeric.
Then add some tahini sauce.
And half a lemon.
And let it sit.
Written By Estefany Rodriguez.