Did you know that an estimated 70 million Americans are affected by digestive diseases?
These digestive, or gut, diseases include irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and Crohn’s Disease. Some digestive diseases can be prevented or maintained which can help prevent painful symptoms.
Keep reading to find out how to cleanse your gut and look after your gut health.
DIY Cleanse: How to Cleanse Your Gut Health
Cleansing your gut can help to remove harmful toxins in your body. These toxins can prevent your body from functioning, especially in terms of bowel movements.
A well functioning gut helps to absorb vitamins, minerals, water, and electrolytes from digested food. However, an unhealthy gut may make you more vulnerable to serious health conditions such as:
- heart disease
- mental health and mood conditions.
This is why it’s so important to look after your gut. Regularly eating a healthy diet, exercising, and taking supplements can help to keep your gut healthy.
If you suspect that your gut health needs a boost, there are several home remedies to cleanse your body that you can try.
1. Eat Certain Foods
Increase your fruit intake. Fruits are high in fiber and are full of good bacteria that can improve digestive health. Consume more dark green leafy vegetables as these are also good for helping your gut function properly.
Add probiotics to your diet. Probiotics are full of good bacteria that can help cleanse your gut and keep you healthy.
Some people choose to do a one day detox, however, remember that it’s more beneficial for your gut health to regularly incorporate these foods into your diet.
2. Take Supplements
Sometimes no matter how much healthy food you consume, you can’t get enough of the good nutrients and vitamins from them. This is why some people choose to take supplements in addition to eating a healthy diet.
Try taking Mimosa pudica seeds. Mimosa pudica seeds can latch onto harmful chemicals and toxins in your digestive system and flush them out. Before you start taking these seeds, make sure you do some research on them, and familiarize yourself with what not to do when taking them.
3. Look After Your Body
You should focus on the long-term plan of creating better gut health, as opposed to doing a one day cleanse.
Looking after your body is the best way to achieve better overall gut health. For example, drinking more water each day can help your body get rid of toxins in the blood. Getting the recommended amount of exercise (or more) is another way you can improve your health, including your digestive health.
Avoid eating too many foods that are high in salt, sugar, or that have been processed. Junk food can be enjoyed as an occasional treat. However, too much junk food can damage your vital organs that play an active role in detoxifying your body.
Start Living a Healthier Lifestyle
Transform your life and embrace a healthier lifestyle by implementing our tips on how to cleanse your gut.
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