What Is Leaky Gut?

alttagInstantPotChickenBoneBrothandStockRecipe1200Leaky Gut Syndrome, also called intestinal permeability is when the tight junctions of the lining of the gut loosen and allow undigested food particles, waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and into the bloodstream. Think of cheesecloth or stockings with ripped holes in them. Since those particles are not supposed to be there, your body sees them as foreign invaders and your immune system turns on to “attack” them.

Healing leaky gut is imperative to your overall health and well-being. Leaky Gut can lead to a host of digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating, as well as malnutrition, fatigue, joint pain, depression and even autoimmune disease. Learn more about how leaky gut can affect your health here.

Here are a few things you try today to help a Leaky Gut:

Going Gluten Free
Gluten intolerance is a common issue for people and it can cause major impacts on your health. You don’t have to be gluten intolerant for it to affect your gut. A damaged gut can’t withstand the aggravated effects of the gluten. Consider cutting gluten from your diet for 21 days, and witness the positive effects and trust the healing has begun.

Fermented Foods
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir, and other fermented yogurt or kimchi can help you reduce leaky gut. These foods not only contain the right set of nutrients in them but also the good source of the bacteria which will counterbalance the bad bacteria too. Fermented products when used for longer periods improve the number of good bacteria present in the gut along with increasing immune system and providing support to the gut.

Prebiotic Foods
Prebiotics feed probiotics. Prebiotic foods will ensure the longevity of these good bacteria in our gut. Include the following in your diet:

  • Potatoes/Yams
  • Onions
  • Barley/Oats
  • Citrus fruits/Apples
  • Asparagus

Having an adequate amount of Omega-3 in your diet can also help you to alleviate inflammation of the gut. Omega-3 contains HDL (High-density lipoproteins) which are essential for the production of various enzymes for proper breakdown of fat inside the body. Include these foods:

  • Flaxseed
  • Chia seed
  • Hemp seed
  • Walnuts/Almonds
  • Fish Oil and essential fatty substances

Bone Broth
Another factor which significantly helps healing and repairing the gut is bone broth. Having it one or two times a day is effective because it contains an abundant number of vitamins and minerals also including collagen and glucosamine. Both of which are connective tissues and are used in the lining of the gut and digestive tract. These can have a proper heal & seal mechanism for the gut in effect and get the job done more smoothly

These food items can genuinely help you improve your gut problems and have a positive impact on your overall health.

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