Learning To Trust Your Gut: Not As Simple As It Sounds
North American Precis Syndicate
Give your gut a boost with good nutrition and beneficial bacteria. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—You’ve likely heard the wise advice to “trust
your gut.” While most of the time that advice is in reference to
decisions that will play a big role in your life, Dr. John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Chief Health and
Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition, suggests
that trusting your gut to keep you healthy is just as important.
Support Your Health
According to the American Nutrition Association, 70 million people in the United States
experience some form of digestive issues and intestinal imbalances associated
with occasional digestive issues, abdominal discomfort, bloating or diarrhea.
Most people would agree that it’s important to eat a balanced diet
with the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help maintain a healthy
lifestyle. It is also important to introduce healthy, active and live
bacteria into your body in order to build a healthy microbiome,
which is a collection of the microorganisms that live in your gut. These
microorganisms help protect you from germs, help break down food for energy,
and produce vital vitamins.
Finding Friendly Bacteria
So how do you introduce healthy active bacteria into your microbiome? Most people are already doing so without even
knowing it, when they eat yogurt or fermented vegetables such as kimchi or sauerkraut. There’s also a host of probiotic products available that contain these healthy
bacteria. Getting the right ones, however, may take some research as they can
vary by convenience and effectiveness. An effective probiotic
works to relieve certain intestinal imbalances associated with occasional
digestive issues such as abdominal discomfort and bloating, and promotes
growth of beneficial, friendly bacteria to maintain balance within your microbiome.
For example, Herbalife Nutrition Simply Probiotic, formulated with BC30, delivers a billion
active probiotic cultures that survive the gastric
transit to germinate in the intestines where they’re needed. At zero
calories per serving, the fine white powder is made with non-GMO ingredients
and contains no artificial flavors, colors, artificial sweeteners or
preservatives. It’s gluten free and can be mixed in easily in hot or
cold food or liquids, to help maintain balance in your microbiome.
“Through proper nutrition and the use of probiotics,
such as Simply Probiotic, people battling digestive
issues can once again trust their gut,” advises Dr. Agwunobi.
Don’t Forget Your Fiber
Adults should be eating approximately 30 grams of fiber a day, but the
average intake among adults in the U.S. is only about a third of
that. Our busy lifestyles contribute to the problem. When we’re eating
on the go, we’re less likely to find fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and
whole grains that are more typically found at home.
Since your body needs both soluble and insoluble fiber, it’s best to
eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Aim to have
a fruit or vegetable with every meal or snack, toss some beans into a soup or
salad, and choose whole grains over refined “white” breads,
cereals, rice and pasta. Not only will you get both types of fiber, you’ll
also benefit from the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that these healthy
By eating right, doing moderate exercise, reducing stress and getting a
little help from friendly probiotics, you can trust
your gut to keep you healthier and to help you make the right nutrition
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