How To Improve Your Gut Health

‘Gut health’ as a term is commonly used in medical literature and by the food industry. Good ‘gut health’ covers multiple positive aspects of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as the effective digestive system and absorption of food, normal and stable intestinal health, effective immune status, and a state of well-being. 

 

Since the liver plays an important role in maintaining a healthy gut, it is always recommended to consume healthy things like a healthy diet, herbal tea, Ayurvedic tea, Pravek-T, or any other healthy liver tonic or Ayurvedic liver syrup

 

Improving your gut health is essential for overall well-being because a healthy gut is associated with strong digestion, a good immune system, and a healthy mental state. 

 

Here are some tips that will help you improve your gut health: 

 

  • Eat Healthy and Nutritious Food: Consume a variety of healthy fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains to provide your gut with a healthy amount of nutrients and fiber. This habit helps promote a healthy digestive system. 

  • Increase Intake of Fermented Foods: Fermented food items like yogurt contain beneficial probiotics that can help you maintain a healthy gut with the beneficial bacterial action.

  • Probiotic Supplements: Always consider taking probiotic supplements if you have any specific gut issues or have done any antibiotics course recently. Consult with a healthcare professional for better guidance in choosing the correct probiotics as per your needs. 

  • Prebiotic-Rich Foods: Prebiotics are food items that are categorized into non-digestible fibers that help in feeding the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Food items like onions, garlic, asparagus, and bananas are some good sources of prebiotics. 

  • Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics: Overuse or overdose of antibiotics can disturb your gut health. It is advisable to consume antibiotics only when prescribed by a healthcare professional and be very specific and sure to complete the entire course as directed by the professional.

  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking adequate amounts of water is the priority requirement of life for maintaining good digestion and supporting a healthy gut lining. Ayurvedic tea, Pravek-T, and Herbal tea are some good sources to maintain an adequately hydrated body. 

  • Manage Stress: Acute or chronic stress can be the strongest reason that can negatively impact your gut health. One should practice stress-reduction methods such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, regular physical activity, or yoga. 

  • Get Enough Sleep: Try to get at least 6-8 hours of good quality sleep every night. Poor sleeping habits can contribute to gut issues. 

  • Limit Processed Foods: Highly processed and sugary foods can disturb the balance of your gut health. Try reducing the intake of these food items and opt for whole or unprocessed food options. Besides these food items, some healthy liver tonics or Ayurvedic liver syrups can also support a healthy gut. 

  • Avoid Excessive Smoking and Alcohol: Both smoking and alcohol can negatively affect your gut health and are also dangerous for your other organs like the lungs and liver. Reducing such habits or even quitting these can benefit your gut as well as your overall health. Instead of of consuming such things that are always negatively impacting one should replace these with some herbal tea, Ayurvedic tea, or Pravek-T to get healthy and quick results.   

  • Exercise Regularly: Physical activities always support a healthy gut by promoting the normal and healthy movement of food through the digestive tract hence maintaining a good balance in the body.

  • Seek Medical Advice: If you have any kind of persistent gut issues or any digestive problems, you should always consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan which might include liver tonics or Ayurvedic liver syrups. 

 

One should always remember that improving gut health is a process, and what works best for one person might not be suitable for another. It is essential to listen to your body's needs and demands to make gradual changes accordingly and consult with a healthcare provider or an Ayurveda Physician for personalized guidance. 

 

Apart from this one should also bring some healthy things into their regular practice like replacing their regular tea or coffee with any herbal tea, Ayurvedic tea, or Pravek-T. This will help you maintain a healthy state of mind and body.

 

Authored by:
Dr. Nikita Chaudhary
Ayurvedic Physician,
Bachelor of Ayurveda,
Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)  

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