Gut health is more important than you may think! Your gut (or digestive system) regulates your mood, immune system and nutrient absorption. It’s so important to your overall wellbeing that it’s even known as the “second brain”!
Signs of an unhealthy gut include gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn, not to forget depression, obesity, chronic fatigue and acne. A healthy gut makes for a healthier you!
100 trillion reasons why you should look after your gut
Our gut is an intricate system of tissues and organs, each playing a role in the digestion and absorption of our food. Within the gut is the microbiome, an eco-system of some 100 trillion microorganisms that affect every part of your wellbeing. In other words, 100 trillion reasons to look after your gut!
Look after your gut, and it will look after you!
Benefits of a healthy gut include:
- less bloating
- stronger immunity
- improved digestion
- increased energy
- reduced stress
- healthier skin and hair
- happiness +++!
A healthy gut isn’t as hard as you think
Good food choices, good sleep (and enough of it!) and stress-busting activities are all it takes to look after your digestive system and support a healthy microbiome:
- Feed good gut bacteria with prebiotics, probiotics and fermented foods (like Alive kombucha!).
- Consume plenty of fibre from fruits, veggies, nuts, beans and whole grains.
- Get a good night’s sleep – your gut needs rest, too.
- Practice mindfulness or meditation to help you relax. Less stress = a happier digestive system!
Live bacteria in your gut help reduce inflammation and ward off common digestive issues, such as diarrhea and constipation. While processed foods and medications can take away good bacteria, ALIVE kombucha and other fermented foods put it back.
Fuel up on good gut vibes with probiotic-rich kombucha, chock-full of good bacteria that fortify gut health. The booch won’t let you down!
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