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On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 5 ways to fix bad digestion and improve poor gut health, so you can Live Lean faster.
That’s right, we need to talk about what’s going on inside your gut.
Bad digestion and poor gut health can be a big problem since it can:
All of these negative side effects of bad digestion and poor gut health will ultimately disrupt your progress towards Living Lean.
Make sure you share this video post with your friends, since a lot of people have messed up guts, and brutal digestion.
Let’s jump right into.
Here are the 5 ways to improve your digestion and fix poor gut health.
There are healthy bacteria and inflammatory bacteria in the gut, called microflora.
The amount of healthy gut bacteria plays a huge role in absorbing healthy nutrients.
Your gut bacteria can dictate how:
When your gut shows signs of containing bad inflammatory bacteria, you will:
To improve poor gut health, you need to consume healthy fermented probiotic foods, that increase the healthy gut bacteria, and decrease the inflammatory bacteria.
Examples of foods high in probiotics include:
In addition to these foods high in probiotics, the majority of your calories should be coming from whole foods high in protein, healthy fat, and fiber.
Healthy gut bacteria can thrive on fiber.
Consuming lots of antioxidant rich vegetables and fruits can also help reduce inflammation in your gut.
Here’s another important gut health tip.
Avoid non-essential medications and antibiotics, such as ibuprofen and other anti inflammatories, as they can kill off your healthy gut bacteria.
However, when it comes to medicine, it’s always important to listen to your doctor.
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It’s also very important to limit consuming foods your digestive system doesn’t handle well.
It’s up to you to test and find out which foods your are intolerant too, by removing them from your diet, one by one, for a set period of time.
Once you do this, take note of how you feel.
You can also get a IGE blood test to test for food intolerances.
The most common food allergens tend to be:
It’s not a good thing when undigested food leaves your stomach and hits your intestines because:
A) your body probably isn’t getting the nutrients from the food
B) your digestive system will take a beating
The reason for this is either you’re not chewing your food, which I’m guilty of, or your stomach is low in acid.
If you’re like me, you need to chew your food more.
Not only does chewing make it easier to digest the food, it’ll also make you feel more satiated, so you don’t eat as much.
Chew up to 40 times every bite.
I dare you.
Also, if your stomach is low in acid, you can always supplement with a good digestive enzyme.
Often times when we cook food, the heat may destroy the natural enzymes found within the food.
Or if you’re eating processed foods, the enzymes have already been destroyed.
These lack of enzymes may be what’s causing your indigestion or gas.
Supplementing with a digestive enzyme may provide the essential enzymes to help your body digest and metabolize the food you eat.
Taking a digestive enzyme with water before a meal may help fix your bad digestion.
Elevated stress raises cortisol, which can lead to bloating and a leaky gut.
Here are a few common ways to lower your stress:
Besides taking a probiotic and digestive enzymes, consider supplementing with glutamine.
Glutamine is an amino acid that may help support gut health since it is a primary building block of maintaining a strong intestinal lining wall.
You can also try supplementing with fish oil and zinc, as they can help fight inflammation.
It’s important to leave enough time between your pre-workout meal and your workout, for proper digestion.
Training on a full stomach is not recommended as digestion will slow in your gut while working out, as the blood is being transported to your working muscles, as opposed to digesting the food.
This potentially causes cramping and other digestion issues.
A meal 2-3 hours before your workout is sufficient to allow for proper digestion.
Before a workout, try to avoid foods:
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