How to support gut health (from an IBS sufferer)

Nothing is worse than an unhappy gut – bloating, digestive discomfort and lack of appetite are some of the worst consequences when you’re don’t treat your gut right.

Want to know the key to a healthy gut?

Unfortunately there isn’t one fool-proof way to tackle it, but by doing a range of things you’ll be able to restore your gut bacteria back to normal. Wahoo!

5 Ways To Support Your Gut Health

  1. Keep Hydrated

Food and drink fads come and go, but none stick quite like the old nugget – drink at least 3 litres of water today. This is the key to keeping a nice clean gut as the water destroys bad bacteria which might be moving throughout the digestive tract. It also increases your metabolism, taking on a role similar to fibre to ease your bloating.

2. More Fibre

As well as drinking plenty of water, eating fibre is vital to getting your digestive tract working properly. Depending on what type of IBS you have, you’ll need to either go for soluble or insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre foods include oats, beans and some fruits and these work for IBS-C sufferers, whilst insoluble foods such as wholegrains, dried fruits and corn work best for IBS-D sufferers.

3. Go Organic

Organic foods have exploded on the market over the past year or so because more and more people are suffering with digestive conditions. Organic foods are completely clean, meaning no harmful pesticides have been sprayed on your fruit or veg and so don’t end up in your gut! Pesticides are used to kill bugs lurking on plants – so imagine what it does to your insides!

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4. Plenty of Probiotics

Probiotics help restore the good bacteria in the gut and unlike many things, you really can’t have enough probiotics. Good bacteria in the gut is constantly overwhelmed by bad bacteria found in the foods we eat (and don’t know about) so plenty of probiotics will always be a massive benefit.

5. Don’t Eat Constantly

You need to give your digestive system chance to rejuvenate and send all it can down the digestive tract. Otherwise, you get bloating and digestive pains because your system hasn’t been given enough time to do its job. Instead of eating constantly, try three regular-sized meals and keep snacking to an absolute minimum.

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3 thoughts on “How to support gut health (from an IBS sufferer)

    • carlytrigg

      Hi Bethany, Thanks for reaching out! Little and often can work, but what I’ve found is that it’s not that great (for me) and my metabolism struggled, making my IBS-C that bit worse. Not a whole lot worse, but a bit. It’s also not that practical – I realised my social life struggled too as friends meet up over drinks and food (gulp!).

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