5 Simple Habits That Boost Gut Health

5 Simple Habits That Boost Gut Health


Gut health is intricately linked and crucial to our overall health, including maintaining a healthy weight and youthful skin. A healthy gut will boost your energy, mood, and immunity, and give your skin that gorgeous glow. If you are in the midst of a cleanse, or ready to embark on one, attending to the wellbeing of your gut is key. Check out these five habits to help you build a better gut.


Five habits that boost gut health

Make Mealtimes Quiet Time

One of the best things we can do to encourage good gut health is to eat in a relaxed state as much as possible. Make mealtimes a mindfulness activity. Avoid stressful or difficult conversations, and eat slowly while chewing well. Take the time to fully focus on and enjoy your food. Everything from the colors, texture, and taste. Try to eat in peaceful, pleasant surroundings; take your lunch break in the park, or dim the lights at dinner and play some calming music.

Eat Fermented Foods, and Take Your Probiotics

A healthy and balanced internal ecosystem is crucial to the well-being of your gut. Beneficial intestinal flora assists in the digestive process, helps the body fight invaders, makes B vitamins more absorbable, and is a key component to proper detoxification. You can support the good bugs in your gut by eating fermented foods like raw sauerkraut and kimchi, taking a high-quality probiotic supplement, and eating fiber-rich foods. And be sure to stay hydrated by drinking pure, filtered water.

Avoid Foods That Cause Sensitivities

Some foods often taste good and fulfill an emotional need but may leave us with an impaired gut and symptoms like bloating, fatigue, indigestion, and chronic inflammation. Over time, damage can lead to chronic and severe illnesses. The most common trigger foods are gluten, dairy, alcohol, and refined and processed sugars. Sensitivities can also occur with any whole food, such as strawberries, nightshades, or citrus fruits. Eliminating, while also identifying which foods you may be sensitive to, is key to vibrant health and a healthy gut.

Get Eight Hours of Sleep Each Night

A full night’s rest allows for deep tissue repair and healthy hormone and neurotransmitter production. Syncing up with your natural circadian rhythms, and getting into the flow of a full night’s sleep every night is a powerful way to heal your body and digestive processes. There is simply no substitute for deep and restorative sleep. 

Creating a good sleep environment is a great practice to keep up. Dim the lights and shut devices off at least one hour before bed. Make your bedroom calm and peaceful for sleeping. Finally, aim for regular sleep and waking times.


Moderate physical activity each day does great things for the beneficial flora in the gut and helps with tone, digestion, and motility. No need for overly strenuous workouts, though about half an hour per day of vigorous Activity, with strength and weight-bearing Activity (like free weights or yoga), is perfect.

Rebuilding a healthy inner ecosystem after years of stress and poor eating habits can take some time and patience. Emphasizing a gut-healthy lifestyle, with ongoing cleansing support and a whole foods diet, will have you well on your way to enhanced nutrient absorption, better moods, and a happier and more vibrant you!

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