Signs of an unhealthy gut and how to improve it

Signs of an unhealthy gut and how to improve it 10

Signs of an unhealthy gut and how to improve it

Constant stress, too little sleep, eating processed and sugary foods, and taking antibiotics can all cause the good bacteria in the gut to be destroyed.

There are several ways to help you recognize an unhealthy gut.

Abdominal bloating

Stomach disorders such as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut.

Sugar cravings

A diet high in processed foods and sugar can reduce the number of good bacteria (probiotics) in the gut.

Unintentional weight loss or gain

Weight gain or loss without changing your diet or exercise routine can be a sign of an unhealthy gut.

Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue

An unhealthy gut contributes to sleep disorders such as insomnia or poor sleep and leads to chronic fatigue.

Abdominal pain and sleep disturbances can be signs of bowel problems.

Skin irritation

Skin conditions such as eczema may be linked to damaged intestines.

Autoimmune disease

Medical researchers have found evidence of the gut’s impact on the immune system.

Food intolerance

Food intolerance is the result of difficulty digesting (different from food allergies, which are caused by the immune system’s reaction to certain foods).

How to improve intestinal health

Diet and gut health are very closely linked.

Reduce stress levels

Chronic stress affects your health, including your gut.

Get enough sleep

Not getting enough sleep can affect your gut health, leading to more sleep problems.

Eat slowly

Chewing food thoroughly and eating more slowly helps promote digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Drink enough water

Drinking lots of water is beneficial for the intestinal lining, as well as the balance of beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

Signs of an unhealthy gut and how to improve it

Adults should drink about 2-2.5 liters of water per day.

Take prebiotics or probiotics

Add prebiotics or probiotics to your diet to improve gut health.

People with bacterial overgrowth, such as small bowel dysbiosis syndrome, should not take probiotics.

Check for food intolerances

If you have symptoms such as cramps, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rashes, nausea, fatigue and acid reflux, you may have a food intolerance.

Where you can identify foods that contribute to these symptoms, you may see a positive change in your digestive health.

Change your diet

Reducing your intake of processed, high-sugar and high-fat foods can contribute to improved gut health.

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