Here are 5 tips for a good digestive system and improved gut health which is the key to your general optimum health and well being.
I subsitute oatcakes for bread when I’m craving a healthy carb fix, especially eaten with unpasteurized cheese (a healthy gut likes unpasteurised cheese and fermented foods as friendly bacteria and probiotics keep your microbiome happy and healthy). .
Scrambled eggs with spinach, avocado and tomatoes. You could leave a 12 hours interval before you eat your breakfast, after your last meal the eve before. This gives your digestion a chance to rest. 16-18 hours is an optimum gap if you’re on a weight loss journey. On 2 consecutive days for the best result.
Spinach, avocado and tomatoes are all good slow release carbs eaten together with the protein of the eggs. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene which has been linked to many health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They also contain Vit C and Vit K.
If you’re adding Manuka or raw honey, make sure the water is warm, not boiling or too hot as it changes the healing properties of the raw honey.
Ginger is great to help reduce inflammation and lemon is a blood purifier, cleanser and can strengthen the immune system.
Found this packet curry soup in the Health food shop which had all natural ingredients, no additives wheat or sugar and was properly delicious.
I simply added boiled water to the powder.
It had turmeric, cumin and chiĺli, all excellent anti-inflammatory spices and great for health and weight loss.
To make the soup more of a substantial supper I added some cauliflower, broccoli and spinach and cashew nuts.
A healthy gut supports your immune system, your body’s response to stress and how your body responds to the food you eat.
Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut eaten before a meal help trigger the digestive processes. As do digestive bitters or a tablespoon of organic raw apple cider vinegar.
This can also help acid reflux problems.
Lunges with your weight on an unstable base.
This helps all the muscles and core engage from your balancing foot ankle and leg to your core and glutes and tum.
However…on another level
It has just been suggested to me by my hip surgeon that anyone like me who has had a hip re-surface surgery procedure and has metal on metal in their hip -this could be having adverse effects as the flexion movement on the weight bearing leg can cause the metal on metal to rub more than usual.
Metal on metal hip replacements and resurfaces can cause metal ions (cobalt and chromium) to leak into the blood stream and give metal ion readings in the blood above normal levels. This could cause future health issues.
Tryig to keep body line as straight as possible, engaging core and glutes. Can’t hold for long as lack of strength in damaged shoulder rotator cuff which is still being treeated by physio to strengthen surrounding support muscles. Its taking a long time.