Gut Health Diet: 4 Ways to Increase Your Fitness

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4 Gut Health Diet Tips

Here’s how to take care of your gut so you can get the most out of your health and fitness:

1. Help Your Body Absorb Nutrients

You can be eating the healthiest diet in the world, but your body still might not be getting the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to produce the necessities of an effective workout. The proper amount of good gut bacteria allows your intestinal wall to absorb everything you need from the food you’re consuming. This is extremely important as you eat for energy before a workout — and leads perfectly into our next topic: post-workout recovery.

2. Post-Workout Recovery

The post-workout recovery is the most important thing you can do after a workout to ensure that our efforts in the gym don’t go to waste. Your body works hard to repair everything you broke down in the gym and works on balancing your hormones and blood sugar back to homeostasis.

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3. Avoid Antibiotics/Antimicrobials

Avoiding antibiotics when you need them for an illness is almost impossible; this we understand. But by taking care of your gut health, which as we know is linked to your immune system, you hopefully won’t be sick often. But, there are many antibiotics that our world pumps into the food we eat like milk and most animal products. Make sure to avoid these and look for antibiotic-free foods that will disrupt your gut microbiome and kill the good guys.

4. Eat Whole, High Fiber, Seasonal, Local, and Organic Foods

Great foods for gut health include whole, fiber-full, plant-based foods. The fiber in them creates a very happy environment for our good gut bacteria. It ensures we absorb the nutrients we are eating and creates a healthy system where everything flows through you smoothly (if you catch my drift).

Foods For Gut Health & Digestion — HealthyGroceryGirl

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