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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.