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Gut  Health Cheat Sheet

Gut Health Cheat Sheet

By Healthy Life Foundation in Health Tips, Lifestyle Tips on 8 December 2020

Signs of an imbalanced gut include:

  • Stomach problems such as gas, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation 
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Suppressed immunity or autoimmune disorders
  • Skin problems, like eczema
  • Food allergies or intolerances. 

Here is your Gut Cleanse Cheat Sheet

FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET:

  • Water, this is crucial for cleansing your entire body. 
  • All fresh seasonal vegetables especially Cabbage, Kale, Asparagus, Broccoli and other Brassica Vegetables.
  • All fresh seasonal fruit especially Watermelon, Bananas, Raspberries and Pears.
  • All fresh herbs and spices especially Ginger, Garlic and Turmeric.
  • Probiotics are the “good bugs” and can be found in fermented foods as Sauerkraut, Kefir, Coconut Kefir Yogurt, Kombucha, Miso and Kimchi.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – which stimulates digestion
  • Gluten free grains (Rice, Quinoa, Buckwheat and Millet) 
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Avocado, extra virgin Olive Oil, Raw Nuts and Seeds, Nut butters & Coconut oil.
  • Herbal tea and Green tea
  • Psyllium husk (a great source of fibre for bowel function)
  • Cultured yogurt

FOODS TO AVOID:

  • Dairy (natural unflavoured yogurt is ok)
  • Gluten (wheat bread, cous cous, pasta, rye, spelt)
  • Fried Foods
  • Highly Processed meats such as deli meats, red meat, bacon and sausages 
  • Processed/ Refined foods 
  • Sugar, sweets, milk chocolate, jams, fruit spreads
  • Alcohol, coffee, soft drinks
  • Processed foods containing high fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, and other artificial sweeteners
  • Non-Organic Meats which may contain antibiotics. 
  • Margarine, artificial colours, flavours, additives, flavour enhancers & hydrogenated fats

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