Healthy gut, healthy body

Saturday Fresh 07/04/2018
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A lot of people have gut issues, and we’re still learning about how detrimental bad gut health can be on our bodies.

Bridget Clare, from NutraLife, joined Carly Flynn on Saturday Fresh.

Gut health starts outside the body with the food choices we make, and everything that we do eat serves us in some way.

About 80% of our immunity lives in the gut, and about 90% of our serotonin, the hormone that makes us happy, is made in the gut.

Some of the main symptoms of a gut issue include pain, flatulence, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and a lack of energy.

“If we feel tired after eating that is actually a strong indication that our digestive health [is not working].”

“Our body is having to take extra energy to put into digesting rather than doing its normal functions.”

There are some natural ways to support your gut including taking a look at what you’re eating and where you’re getting your nutrition. Sticking to whole foods is recommended, especially by prioritising plant sources, good sources of protein, healthy fats and good carbs.

NutraLife have a probiotic range to support your gut, click here for more information.

Listen to the full interview with Bridget Clare above.

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