Do you need to pay more attention to your gut health? Most of us do, but where to start? First, a quick reminder about exactly what’s going on in your gut!
What’s So Good About Your Gut? (Clue: Everything)
It’s not so long ago that even the medical community tended to think of the gut – your Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract – as being a relatively uncomplicated tube through which food passed.
In fact, the gut is mind-bogglingly complex. It contains all the organs that are part of your digestive system. Gut health’s importance to our general health and well-being cannot be overstated. In this blog, we’re taking a closer look at good gut health, and why we all need to love our gut!
- What is the GI Tract?
- Why is Gut Health Important?
- How to Eat Your Way to a Healthy Gut
- Does Hydrogen Water Help with Gut Health?
What is the GI Tract?
To achieve good gut health, you need to understand how your gut works. The GI tract is made up of hollow organs: the esophagus, stomach, intestines (large and small), and the anus; and solid organs – your liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Food is broken down in your GI tract so that the nutrients your food contains become bioavailable and ready to be absorbed by the body.
Why is Gut Health Important?
Nothing in your body works in isolation: gut health affects numerous conditions and biological systems, among them:
- Mental health
- Skin health
- Endocrine disorders
- The immune system
And here’s an awesome gut health fact: up to 500 different species of bacteria are present in the average digestive system, many of which are essential for good gut health.
How to Eat Your Way to Gut Health
To help a healthy gut stay that way, we need to be mindful of what we eat and drink.
Did you know there are foods that are fantastic at optimizing your internal environment, to enable “good” bacteria to thrive? These include:
- Fruits and vegetables – tinned, frozen, fermented or fresh
- Gluten-free grains
- Sprouted seeds and beans such as mung or alfalfa green
- Woody and leafy herbs – especially oregano
- Spices – particularly fennel, turmeric, and cayenne pepper
- Cultured dairy products
Does Hydrogen Water Help with Gut Health?
Clinical evidence indicates that ionized hydrogen water can have a positive effect on gut microbiota and antioxidant activity.
“Our results showed that both hydrogen-rich water and lactulose administrations protected against the imbalance of intestinal microbiota.” – Zheng W, Ji X, Zhang Q, Yao W.
Why does your GI tract LOVE molecular hydrogen water from a water ionizer? Why does Tyent alkaline water help with gut health? There is a key reason – unlike tap or bottled water, hydrogen water helps to create and nurture a high antioxidant, consistently alkaline environment that is perfect for encouraging healthy microbes to thrive.
Tyent Alkaline Water for Gut Health
Once you start to drink Tyent alkaline water, you will see and feel the difference for yourself. Not only that, ionized alkaline water is hands-down the most delicious way to hydrate your body!
Follow your ‘gut’ instinct and ask about our no commitment, 75-day risk-free water ionizer trial period today!