1. Alkalized water
How many of you know how incredibly polluted and acidic our local tap water is? I never realized until I recently noticed the hard water buildup on my faucet. Everything that builds up on our faucets is also building up in our bodies. Gross, right? Well, if we are introducing toxins and buildup into our gut then we are asking for bloating and back up. Alkalized water is antioxidant-rich, hydrating, and alkaline on a PH scale. The water goes through an ionization process, and through this process the water molecules form into micro clusters that are easily absorbed by our cells. This is ESSENTIAL to our health because without proper hydrating we are unable to function at 100%! Another great benefit of Alkalized water is that through the process of ionization the PH levels of the water are raised to alkaline levels.
Alkaline = healthy vs. acidic = sick.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system.
Anyone who has ever taken antibiotics understands how strange it can make one’s gut feel. That is because antibiotics ruin your good and bad bacteria which can lead to poor digestive health. Taking probiotics is essential to balancing your body’s good and bad bacteria to prevent backup and bloating.
Most common probiotics include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
Stress is one of the most detrimental responses our body can produce in times of emotional, physical, or chemical distress. Stress causes unease within our body and leads to imbalances in the way our body functions. It is crucial to take the time to manage the stress in our lives.
Try yoga, meditative reflection, or any fitness activities. Just breathe!
Consistent exercise boosts your metabolism and digestive system. It activates sweat glands that release built-up fluids that your body may be retaining. It is so important to exercise if you are trying to eliminate or reduce bloating and inflammation in your gut. Exercise is not only beneficial for your digestive health but for your overall health, so keep working hard and your body will thank you!
5. Clean diet
We are what we eat. On a cellular level our body literally becomes the good and bad things we put into our mouths. If we are eating a nutrient dense diet then we are optimizing our body’s potential to create healthier cells that in return can function at top capacity.
Avoid eating fatty, fried, processed, packaged, carbonated, and foods that are filled with sugar.
A happy gut is a happy body!