What is gut health, and why is it so important for our wellbeing?
Gut health refers to the level of wellbeing of our intestine and digestive tract, and is highly linked to the variety of microbiota (also referred to as bacteria or microorganisms) living in our gut. In fact, the intestinal microbiome can be inhabited by either ‘good’ or ‘bad’ bacteria, depending on how they affect our digestion and absorption of nutrients. A bad microbiome can in fact negatively affect the way we metabolize what we eat, and therefore lead to several problems, which we are going to discuss more thoroughly in the next paragraph. On the contrary, a good microbiome helps us keep healthy thanks to improved digestion and efficient metabolism of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. A higher number of harmful bacteria compared to good bacteria is what ultimately determines whether your gut is healthy, or not.
Symptoms of an unhealthy gut
It is not uncommon for people to have issues with their gut, but fortunately, there are a number of symptoms that can indicate an unhealthy digestive tract and thus help you improve this aspect of your health. The most common signs of an unhealthy gut include one or more of the symptoms:
- Increased tiredness, characterized by lethargy and chronic fatigue
- Trouble with sleeping or falling asleep, which ultimately lead to the point above. This is because serotonin, which regulates our sleep, is produced in our intestine, and therefore any issue in that area of our body can lead to decreased production of this hormone and consequently, disturbed sleep patterns
- Upset tummy with frequent bloating, cramping and flatulence due to the difficulty for your microbiome to digest food
- Unintentional weight loss or weight gain, also related to a difficulty in absorbing nutrients appropriately and imbalances in the storage of fats.
- Sweet cravings, which usually affect those who consume high amounts of sugar in their diet. Sugar is the perfect feed for bad microbiome, hence you would be craving anything sweet to keep feeding these harsh bacteria growing in your gut
What can you do to improve your gut health?
There are a variety of ways you can improve your gut health. The most common therapies include increased consumption of fiber, like fruit and vegetables, and regular intake of natural probiotics like Apple Cider Vinegar, a potent traditional remedy used for years to improve gut health and digestion issues. Probiotics help you rebalance the microbiome in your intestine and allow good bacteria to grow, multiply and outnumber the bad bacteria that were previously living there and causing discomfort.
The change in your digestive tract starts therefore from your diet. However, it can be difficult sometimes to keep an eye on your food intake if you are someone with a very hectic lifestyle, where you constantly run around between house chores, work commitments and a multitude of other tasks piling up daily on your schedule. This is why Goli Gummies made with Apple Cider Vinegar are the perfect option to start taking care of your gut. You would simply need to take 1-2 gummy bears 3 times daily to start improving your digestion and feed the good bacteria. Goli gummies are also packed with antioxidants and vitamins that provide an array of other benefits to your immune system, which will help you fight the baddies in your intestine and make you and your gut feel great again.
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