5 Signs You May Have An Unhealthy Gut
From your nervous and immune systems to your mental health and digestive function, a healthy gut plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being.
** Spoiler alert: That’s why we created Vitaminis Gut Health packed with probiotics and fiber to promote regularity, jumpstart digestion and reduce bloating and inflammation for a better feeling tummy. **
Keep reading to know the tell-tale signs of an unbalanced, unhealthy gut, plus a few simple steps you can take now to feel better.
An Upset Tummy: Gas, bloating, diarrhea you name it - these are all signs your gut is having a hard time moving things through the way it should.
You're Sleepy (like really sleepy): I get it, we’re all tired these days, right? That said, a good sign you’ve got a gut imbalance is if you're dealing with chronic fatigue that you can’t seem to shake.
You Have Unintended Weight Gain (or Loss): Poor gut health means your body struggles to absorb nutrients, store fat and regulate blood sugar. Too many or not enough good bacteria can lead to big swings in your weight.
You’ve Got Skin Irritations: Some common skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis may be related to an imbalance of good gut bacteria which means poor gut health.
Big Mood Swings: Gut problems and all the not so fun symptoms that come with it (think inflammation, bloating or worse diarrhea) can lead to anxiety and depression. If you're noticing frequent mood changes, your gut may be the culprit.
So what should you do to improve your gut health?
Drink Your Probiotics: Vitaminis Gut Health drink shots are the perfect way to add both probiotics and fiber - two key ingredients for gut health - to your daily diet. In a refreshing berry flavor your whole family will love.
Probiotics contain the good, healthy bacteria that your stomach is craving. These live microorganisms help to restore the right balance of bacteria for a healthier gut.
Don’t Forget Water: I know I know, you’ve heard it before. Drink more water. It’s an incredible way to improve digestion, reduce bloating and get your gut feeling better.
Move Regularly: Walk, take a class (hey did you know Vitaminis is now in select Core Power Yoga Studios across the country?!) or get active in a way that makes sense for you. Regular movement means a more regular gut.
Slow Down: Do your best to eat slower. Force yourself to really taste each bite. Put your fork down between bites. And sip a bit of water throughout your meal. A slower pace can make all the difference.
Avoid Processed Foods: Eat more whole foods. A great place to start is with switching up your snack routine. Instead of a bag of chips, try fresh, brightly colored fruits and veggies instead. Trust us, your gut will thank you.
Follow these simple steps and you’re well on your way to a healthier gut.