I asked The B3 Tribe what nutrition topics they need the most help with, and I received several requests regarding gut health! Truthfully, there is so much depth to understanding the gut, but I think it will be helpful to share the things I implement daily for gut health.
Maybe you’re wondering, “why is this even important.” Well, if the gut isn’t functioning properly, nutrients cannot be absorbed. You could possibly be eating an insane amount of nutritious food and not reaping the benefits from it if you aren’t digesting properly.
Having an unhealthy gut can cause issues like: diarrhea, constipation, poor a immune system, brain fog, skin problems (rashes, acne, eczema), and more. Even if you don’t have any of these symptoms, it’s not a bad idea to implement some of the gut health tips you will find in this blog post!
Including foods with fiber is a great start to improving gut health. Among many other things, fiber helps to bind toxins and dispose of them through bowel movements. 30-40 grams of fiber is a good amount to aim for daily. These are some foods that are high in fiber that include regularly into my diet:
There are a ton of supplements on the market for gut health. Seriously, tons. However, the two that I use daily and have found extremely helpful are:
I use 1 scoop of collagen twice a day. In the morning, I add a scoop to my coffee. Later in the day I add a scoop to my smoothie bowl. It has no taste and dissolves very easily. It has also helped significantly with my hair skin and nails.
I use 5g of L-glutamine daily, usually in my post-workout smoothie bowl. I like the powdered version, but it can also be taken in capsules. 5g is the average recommended dose.
These are several go-to drinks that I love to help soothe the belly:
Some people have a hard time consuming fermented foods, but I personally love them so much. If you like pickles, you will likely be a fan of fermented foods too. Three that I consume the most are:
Hopefully by now you understand why gut health is important and some practical ways you can start implementing things to help improve it. For more nutrition tips and conversations like this, you may be interested in joining The B3 Tribe. You can subscribe today!