Have you seen the term ‘gut health’ on food packages, in the headlines or overheard in conversation? Here’s your 101 guide:
In my latest nutrition article for The Inspired Home, I wrote an easy to read 101 gut health guide. This topic is very, very in-depth and studies come out nearly daily with updates to what we know about the gut microbiome. There are amazing nuances and details I can only imagine will help us formulate fascinating products in the next decade. But in the mean time, here are gut health basics for nutrition.
Gut health does matter. According to NIH, about 60-70 million Americans are affected by digestive diseases like IBS or gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as bloating or heartburn. Since your GI tract is responsible for taking food and beverages and turning them into usable bits of energy and nutrients, you want your gut to work the best it can. If something is wrong, nutrients may not be properly absorbed causing a ton of problems.
In the Inspired Home article I cover:
Why the gut health matters
What is the gut microbiome?
What is gut health and how do I know if my gut is healthy?
What are probiotics and prebiotics?
What should I be eating and drinking to boost my gut health?
Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.