|How is your gut feeling right now? No seriously.. take a moment and think about how you're feeling.. is everything running normally, or are you feeling bloated, queasy, or just in general having an upset tummy?
If things don't seem quite right inside your stomach, it might be important to start listening to your gut health. There is a lot more going on in there than we might realize, and this article will explore a bit about the connection with our emotional health, and an option to take care of the healthy bacteria that is already in our gut right now!
Please note: This article does not contain medical or therapeutic advice. If you are concerned about your health or well-being speak with a health professional or visit your nearest medical facility in an emergency.
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Listening to Your Gut Health
What does it mean to 'listen to your gut'? You might immediately think about that gut feeling you have when you sense danger or you feel a flutter of emotions. Our stomach is closely linked with our emotional health, so it can be super important to pay attention to what's happening in our emotions, and how it might be impacting on our gut health.
From a previous blog post on gut health, Kristen Verschoor-Owens shared here advice on managing a healthy gut, and shared this wisdom on the connection between emotions and the gut:
"Negativity creates an unhealthy state within the body. When you’re in a constant state of unhealthy emotions this creates a negative affect on your immune system. 70-80% of immunity is within the gut. If your emotions are in a negative state this will impact your immune system making it weaker."
Finding ways of reducing stress and emotional strain in your life can have a significant impact on your overall health, including having a happier gut. Yet, it can also be helpful to think about ways to introduce healthy options into your diet to improve your gut health, too.
MSPrebiotic® is the world's best supplement grade unmodified resistant starch from potatoes. This patented natural prebiotic comes from gently dried, peeled potatoes and is grown, processed and packaged in Canada.
How do you use prebiotic?
MSPrebiotic® is insoluble in liquids, and must be stirred into beverages and then ingested immediately before the prebiotic settles to the bottom of the glass. For example, a single 10g scoop can be mixed into 80mL of water. After consuming, drink an additional 40mL (or more) of water for optimal results.
MSPrebiotic can also be added to smoothies, shakes, or yogurt – the choice is up to you! However, MSPrebiotic loses effectiveness when heated over 60°C (140°F), so it is not suitable for cooking, baking, or consumption in hot beverages.
Resource: 5 Wholesome Breakfast Smoothies
What are the benefits of introducing prebiotic into your diet?
Hopefully you have been able to see just how important your gut health is for your overall health.. and if you're looking for additional articles to read on this topic with more ideas about how to keep your tummy happy and healthy, check out these other articles:
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions on ways to take care of your health in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!
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