My Top 4 Picks to Help Heal Your Gut
Are you struggling with poor gut health? This can be due to your current diet, candida overgrowth, or just bad bacteria building in your gut. The good news is that there is help for you, including natural remedies like using herbs. The following are my top 4 picks for healing your gut and if you want to get them incorporate them in-in all in one shot (no pun intended), be sure to check out my DIY Ginger-Turmeric Collagen Shot recipe.
If you have done any research about the best healing herbs, turmeric has likely topped the list. Turmeric is such an amazing Indian spice that has been around for a long time. Among its many health benefits is the fact that it can soothe your tummy troubles and improve your digestive system. Turmeric is able to help balance the acids in your stomach, which are often a big reason you have gut distress. Turmeric can be used in many ways, from making “golden milk” and turmeric tea, to adding the spice to different foods you prepare or in a daily gut health regimen.
It should come as no surprise that ginger is one of the very best herbs for your gut health. Many people will drink ginger ale when they have an upset stomach or nausea, and that is because the ginger is soothing and gentle on your stomach. The same can be said with using the herb in other ways, such as having some ginger tea, or adding ginger to different foods and snacks. Ginger is a wonderful way to improve your digestion and ease stomach upset, as well as helping with your circulatory system.
A strong digestive system needs healthy food, its imperative and black pepper is a good choice to add in daily to your meals. Black pepper strengthens the digestive tract and lessens the time taken by foods to travel the tract. The enhanced bio-availability improves metabolism and stimulates digestive enzymes. Bio-availability is the rate at which a drug is absorbed by the body and successfully reaches the target tissue as they’re not effective if they aren’t absorbed completely. By enhancing the bio-availability it ensures the best outcome.
Also known as the ‘glue’ that helps hold the body together! Its the most abundant proteins in our bodies and can be found in our muscles, skin, bones and digestive system, just to name a few. As we age our body’s natural collagen production tends to slow down. We will start to notice more wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pain. Also, due to lifestyle factors such as high sugar intake, smoking and excessive amounts of sun exposure we will see our collagen levels decrease. By supplementing with collagen we can start to improve our skin and hair, reduce joint pain, and most importantly, help heal that leaky gut not to mention help boost your metabolism.
Try to add these 4 items to your diet and help improve your gut, while gaining all the other health benefits at the same time.