Posted 28 February 2020
As we head into the third month of the year, many of us have already forgotten our new year’s resolution to eat healthy and look after ourselves. Take the steps today to improve your health through your digestive system - your body will thank you!
Know The Facts On Digestive Health
It is estimated that the number of bacteria in our gut is at a ratio 1:1 with the number of cells in our body, with over 1000 varieties of bacteria.
Digestive Health & Mood - what's the connection?
Our digestive tract is linked to many processes in our body including mental health and mood and is referred to as the microbiome-gut-brain axis. Changes in the gut can affect how our brain functions and even our behaviour. Ninety percent of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin is produced in the GUT with bacteria actively helping in the production.  Serotonin helps keep us feeling calm and happy. The digestive tract also plays an important role in the immune system with GUT bacteria interacting with the immune system and helping to control the immune response.
Improving Your Digestive Tract
You can start with including pre and probiotics in your diet through fermented foods such as apple cider vinegar and Kombucha. Fermented foods have been used in the diet for over 5000 years. A lot of people struggle with the taste so an option for those people is a capsule such as the new GO HEALTHY APPLE CIDER VINEGAR 1,000mg or GO HEALTHY KOMBUCHA 500mg PROBIOTIC PLUS containing beneficial prebiotics and 21 billion bacteria.
Liver Health Benefits
Along with increasing our gut microbiome to improve our health, you may want to help support your liver. Your liver helps to clear toxins from your body and create energy. Milk thistle has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to promote, maintain and strengthen the liver health and has the added benefit of being a powerful antioxidant. Look out for a high strength Milk thistle supplement.