Gut Health

When we talk about your gut, we mean your gastrointestinal system, which includes your stomach,
small intestine, and colon. You may not know it, but gut health plays a huge role in both our mental and physical health and can have a major impact on how we feel day to day.
There are 500-1000 species of bacteria present in your digestive system, and research continues to
reveal their vital role in your health. All of the bacteria and microorganisms in your gut weighs about ~200g, about the weight of a mango! Your body generates “good” bacteria to help keep “bad” bacteria
in check, so when you have a healthy balance, your health reflects that. The foods you eat have a big impact on gut bacteria, and prebiotics such as veggies, lentils and beans can be a massive help. Additionally eating a diverse array of foods is another way of keeping your microbes happy! Keep your gut happy and healthy, and ensure you are getting the right foods for you!

Mood & Food

Did you know that 70% of our serotonin (aka the happy hormone) is made in our gut? That means
what is going on in your gut affects your body and mind. …and it’s amazing how often food choices are overlooked when it comes to your mood and overall mental wellbeing! Just like we need the best nutrients for our physical health, our mental health also requires the right fuel. Knowing what food affects our mental state and why is so important. Don’t let food damage, dictate, or drive your mood any longer. Get in control with a total body reset from your local Metabolic Balance Practitioner.

Diversity Matters

One of the most important parts of your health is not something you can see or even directly feel. It is the billions of microbes in your gut that through their diversity and metabolism modulate your immune system, mood, and overall well-being. Two of the most important factors that impact your microbiota are your diet and lifestyle. In regards to diet, eating a wide variety of foods, eating foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and incorporating probiotic foods are ways to ensure you maintain a diverse and happy community of microbes in your gut. For more information check out this infographic from the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

Mental Wellness Through Food

A change of diet through Metabolic Balance program can not only help with you physical but also mental well-being. Different chemicals and processes in the brain are responsible for your mood and are impacted by what you eat. For example, serotonin is produced in a healthy intestinal flora when the body has absorbed enough tryptophan through a healthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found fish, flax and chia seeds are important for brain metabolism. B vitamins found in many foods including protein sources are also brain boosting vitamins. All of this is to say that, “happiness can be eaten”.

30 Reasons for a Healthy Nutrition  

You feel at ease in your body

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Food often has a direct influence on your emotional state. The type of diet and lifestyle leads to various hormonal reactions. Vitamin- and mineral-rich, “healthy” foods can make a significant contribution to feeling happier because they provide the body with all the basic building blocks it needs for biochemical processes and well-functioning organs. Your second brain is in the gut. And this is also where a big part of the happiness hormone serotonin is formed. Your happiness starts in your gut.

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