How to Heal Your Gut

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Healing the gut has become a really popular topic in the health and wellness sphere and on social media. But what does it actually mean to have a healthy gut? In general terms you want the gut to perform at its best, especially if you have any digestive issues, such as IBS or SIBO. Scientifically, the term ‘healing the gut’ doesn’t exist but there are things you can do to keep the gut healthy.

Regular Exercise

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your gut. It’ll improve motility in the stomach and small intestine, and you will less likely develop bloating or constipation.

Drink Water

Hydration is really importation for gut health, especially in the digestive system as it improves nutrient absorption and waste removal. Make sure to drink about 8 glasses of water throughout the day to keep you regular.

Limit Processed Foods

Limit foods that are high in refined sugar that may trigger bloating or inflammation in the gut. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Eat Lots of Fiber

Try to eat lots of high fiber fruits and vegetables—it promotes the growth of good gut bacteria and will aid with any constipation.

Sleep Eight Hours Per Night

Getting enough sleep is really important for the gut, as depravation can lead to an imbalance of gut bacteria, resulting in gut issues.