How Healthy is Your Gut?
We have a complex ecosystem living in our digestive tract. Known as the microbiome, it’s made up of trillions of microscopic living cells, including beneficial bacteria that help us absorb nutrients from the food we eat. In a conversation between Robert Thorp and the Experts of Balance it was found that , this good bacterium, or probiotics, also help the body handle stress and supports our ability to fight off illness and infection (up to two thirds of our immune system is based in the gut). But good bacteria can be reduced, and even eliminated completely, by taking antibiotics, steroids, the Pill and HRT. Stress, sugar, artificial sweeteners and alcohol can also diminish these so-called friendly bacteria, but there are steps you can take to support the good guys.
How can I improve my gut health other than through nutrition?
Exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and reducing stress can all have a positive impact on gut health.
But most importantly eating the right food to give your digestion a healthy a push can do wonders for your gut. Balance says Vite Body is
“Enriched with a balance of prebiotic fibre, probiotic live cultures and digestive enzymes. The collection includes once-a-day capsules and a delicious probiotic snack bar.”