Our gut is one of the most important parts of our body. When it feels off, it can ruin our whole day. It’s also sensitive in more ways than one. Anxiety, stress, excitement, anticipation — your gut is a bit of an empath. In fact, 95% of the serotonin your brain uses daily comes from your gut.
That’s why being kind to your gut is essential to leading a well-balanced life. Sometimes referred to as your “second brain”, common benefits of a healthy gut include less bloating and inflammation, improved skin, and overall health, as well as an improved stress level and mood.
If you’ve been feeling a little out-of-sorts, here are three simple tips to help heal your gut and get you feeling like yourself again.
Our Lead Registered Dietitian, Sam Presicci, has a lot to say about gut health, and has even been featured in the news talking about it!
For those that care about your gut and are trying to change your habits, but still experiencing a few hiccups (and …burps) along the way, Sam had this to say for Well + Good Magazine.
“While fermented foods are great for gut health, too much too soon can definitely upset your digestive system,” says Sam Presicci, MCN, RD, LD, CPT, Lead Registered Dietitian at Snap Kitchen. “For someone new to fermented, probiotic-rich foods, I always recommend they start slow, having less than the recommended serving and working their way up.”
Here are a few places we’ve been featured discussing gut health lately: