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How to keep up with your gut health during the Christmas holidays

Introduction

The festive season is upon us, and for many people, this means a lot of parties and festivities with friends and family. While it can be easy to eat well during the holidays, it's also important to make sure you're eating enough fibre to keep your digestion healthy. How do you know if your gut health is good?

Here are some of the signs that indicate your gut health isn't doing so well:

You often suffer from bloating, constipation or diarrhea; You have recently been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Your stools are pale in colour; You have experienced relief from symptoms by taking probiotics; You have been diagnosed with coeliac disease; You have recently travelled abroad where food regulations may not be as strict as they are at home (for example, Egypt); Your diet has changed dramatically – for example after a long period of illness or stress where you may have lost weight rapidly without taking on enough nutrients; You've been eating more dairy products than usual (which can cause bloating).

Start your day with probiotics

The gut microbiome is a complex community of microorganisms that live in the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiome has an effect on many aspects of human health including immune function and metabolism.

Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms found in foods such as yogurt, kefir and kombucha as well as supplements that can bepurchased on our website.Probiotic supplements are easy to take; just add one capsule daily before breakfast for the best results!

Drink water

Water is the best thing you can drink to keep your gut healthy. It's also important to avoid dehydration, which can lead to constipation and many other problems. To prevent dehydration during long road trips and hot weather:

  • Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go.
  • Drink eight ounces of water every hour while travelling in the car or on a plane.
  • Make sure other passengers do the same!

Go easy on the alcohol

Some of the biggest gut health issues during the holidays are caused by alcohol. Alcohol can have a major negative impact on your gut and your overall health, so it's important to be mindful of how much you drink.

There are many ways that drinking alcohol can affect your gut health:

  • Alcohol causes leaky gut syndrome where food particles make their way into the bloodstream and set off an immune response that leads to inflammation in the body. Leaky gut syndrome is associated with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease, as well as mental health disorders like depression.
  • Drinking too much can cause you to eat more than normal because it lowers blood sugar levels, which will make you hungry again soon after eating (especially if there isn't much else available). This can lead people into a cycle of bingeing on unhealthy foods due to their low blood sugar levels—and binging causes food poisoning!

Do physical activities

  • Exercise is good for your health.
  • Regular physical activity helps to keep your weight in check, which is important for maintaining a healthy gut.
  • It helps you sleep better, too! When you’re well-rested, you’ll have more energy and focus throughout the day—and more motivation to eat healthfully. Plus, exercising regularly can improve your quality of sleep as well as your ability to fall asleep faster at night (and stay asleep longer).
  • Physical activity reduces stress levels by releasing endorphins and helping us feel better about ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Plus it improves our moods by increasing our energy levels and improving our concentration so we don't feel like we're dragging all day long!

Do smaller portions

  • Eat smaller portions.
  • Eat fewer sweets.
  • Eat fewer carbs.
  • Eat fewer fried foods.
  • Eat fewer processed foods.
  • Eat fewer foods with additives, such as salt or sugar (or even natural food coloring or flavoring).

Eat your veggies

Eating your vegetables is one of the most important ways to keep yourself healthy during this time of year. Containing all sorts of vitamins and minerals, they'll help you stay energized and make sure your immune system is in tip-top shape to fight off whatever germs might be lingering around.

That being said, it can be hard to remember just how important eating your veggies really is when there are Christmas cookies everywhere! So here are some tips on how best to incorporate them into your diet:

  • Eat as many different kinds as possible - including root vegetables like carrots and potatoes (as well as greens like spinach) will make sure that no one food group dominates.
  • Make sure each meal contains at least one vegetable dish - whether it's an actual salad or something else entirely doesn't matter too much so long as there's something green on the plate! You could always try incorporating more raw foods into things like smoothies for a healthier option if cooked foods aren't working out for someone like me who gets bored easily with meals over time (I've heard this happens sometimes).

Consume fiber

It's important to consume fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest, so it passes through your system undigested. This helps to keep your bowels healthy and helps you feel fuller for longer by slowing down how quickly food leaves your stomach. Fibre also lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Plus, it helps maintain a healthy weight!

Conclusion

In conclusion, we can say that maintaining a healthy gut is something you should take seriously. It will not only help you stay healthier and feel better but also improve your overall quality of life.



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