- A quick-reference gut wellness checklist
- A 10-day meal plan
- A list of gut-loving foods and supplements
- A list of foods and ingredients to avoid
- Several lifestyle tips that help support gut health (included below)
- Gut-loving recipes with food exchanges
- A full shopping list to get started
Lifestyle Tips For Better Gut Health
Drink Up For Good HealthProper hydration is key at all times, but especially during this challenge, when we’re feeding your cells with nutrient-dense, fiber-filled, healing foods. Aim to drink 3⁄4 gallon - 1 gallon of water every day.
Benefits Of Warm Water
Evidence shows that drinking warm water throughout the day can sooth your gut, enhance digestion, help regulate circulation, and support your body in ridding itself of toxins faster.
Chew Slowly, Digest HappilyChewing slowly leads to better digestion. Since the digestive process begins in the mouth, the more time you take to grind your food, the less work your gut has to do when the food reaches its destination.
Stress ManagementStress is a normal part of modern living. However, chronic stress can cause some of the hormones and chemicals released by your body to enter your digestive tract. This has a negative effect on gut flora, which interferes with digestion and could result in a number of digestive conditions. This is why healthy stress management is so important to gut health.
Exercise & YogaExercise releases powerful endorphins into our brain, providing natural stress relief while lifting our mood. Regular exercise also helps support and even improve the diversity of healthy bacteria in your microbiome. Be sure to get 20-30 minutes of healthy body movement every day.
Meditation & Breath FocusMeditation is a proven stress reliever you can practice anytime, anywhere. Focusing on long, slow, deep belly breaths helps disengage your mind from distracting thoughts and sensations, moving your body out of a “fight or flight” state and into a “rest and digest” state.
SleepYour gut health and sleep quality are interconnected. While an imbalanced gut can cause your sleep to suffer (or improve), the quality of your sleep can also cause your gut health to suffer (or improve). It’s a vicious cycle, which is why it’s so important to prioritize getting 7-9 hours of deep, restorative sleep every night. Ready for a new, more delicious way to get probiotics and prebiotics into your daily diet? Click the link below to give Vitality Chocolate Bites a try!
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