As children we are learning about the world around us, and many experiences are set up for us at home. Some of these influence the way that we behave and make decisions as adults, including the way we approach food and nourish our bodies.
Between fad diets spruked by social media influencers, tricky marketing tactics and complicated food labelling laws, health can be a particularly confusing field to navigate these days. Should we try keto, paleo, vegan or carnivore diets? Do we need to stock our fridges with probiotics, or drink bone broth for breakfast? And what’s the deal with ice baths and breathwork?
If there is one thing you want to focus on to make your gut happy is getting enough fibre into your day. Now when I used to hear the word “fibre” I thought granny undies and bland food – but I promise you a diet high in fibre should be full of flavour, colour and texture!
Whether it’s coming up to winter in your part of the world or you’ve become more conscious about your immune health in recent years, there’s plenty of ways to make sure that you’re giving your body’s natural defence system the best fighting chance.
Nourish your body and immune system with the foods that you eat every day.
When it comes to optimal function throughout your body, it all starts in the gut. Considering that the gut is home to roughly 70% of your immune system, when your gut is bacterially well-balanced, it’s well-equipped to fight off common pathogens, preventing them from running amok and dragging your health down.
Contrary to what you may believe, you don’t need to consume a strict kale-smoothie-and-kombucha diet to improve your gut health. The opposite is true. When we consume a diet that’s rich in plant diversity, it can have an incredible benefit to the health of our microbiome (the collection of microorganisms that live in our gut).