What Happens When Your Gut Health is Out of Balance?

Did you know that when your gut microbiome is out of balance, it can affect your overall health? Here are a few signs that things are out of kilter.

  1. You are ill all the time, because your gut microbiome is your body’s defence against pathogens, producing antimicrobial compounds that help to fight disease. A low immunity could indicate an imbalance in your digestive system.
  2. You find it hard to lose weight because we now know the diversity of gut microbiota in overweight individuals is different compared to people at a healthy weight. Changing your diet and exercise routine could help improve your gut microbiota.
  3. Things are a bit ‘blocked’ as constipation is often caused by a lack of fibre in the diet. Increasing your consumption of plant-based foods could get things moving again.

Eating a healthy diet can help improve your gut health. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats, oily fish, legumes, nuts and seeds and dairy products.