Love Your Gut! The Power of Your Gut & Healthy Digestion
So much of our health & wellbeing is directly connected to the health of our gut & digestion.
That’s why we wanted to include Probiotics in our Oat Clusters to give you an extra boost of gut love in every bite!
The gut-brain axis (GBA) consists of bidirectional communication between the central and the
The gut has immense power on our mood, our brain function and our overall health by being the epicenter of where we absorb (or don't absorb) nutrients vital for our body's vitality.
“The small intestine is where a majority of our neurotransmitters or mood-regulating hormones are,” explains naturopathic doctor and epigenetic intuitive Dr. Melanie Keller, “and also where our nutrition is absorbed. So if you have an overgrowth of bacteria in that small intestine, where all of that work is getting done, then you can have nutritional deficiencies which can contribute to mental health.”
How can we take care of our gut & nourish our digestive functions?
Eat Fibre Rich Foods & Probiotic Foods
- Beans & Legumes (chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils etc.)
- Yogurt & Miso
- Kombucha & Kefir
Limit Alcohol & Other Inflammatory Substances
Ways to manage stress?
- Meditation routine
- Daily exercise
- Breathing techniques
- Adequate sleep
- Time in nature
- Connection with friends & family
Grab a Healthy handful of gut love and Probiotics in each bag of our Oat Clusters!
“The gut plays a huge role in the health and well-being of our bodies,” says Alicia Romano, a specialized clinical dietitian at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to digesting food and absorbing nutrients, “the gut is in tight communication with the brain, playing a constant game of telephone and influencing a number of factors, including immune activity, GI muscle contractions and fluid secretion. And the gut is a key player in the body’s immune system—over 70% of your immune cells reside in the gut.”
Read more about the Gut-Brain connection in these recommended books below:
Mind Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer
This is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo