Did you know that 90% of your serotonin (that feel good hormone in your body) is found in your gut? Meaning if you want to FEEL good, you need to EAT good. Making just a few small changes to your diet can make some BIG changes to your gut bacteria in as little as ONE day. Benefits of a healthy gut means not only assisting your internal processes in the long term but also in the short term: fewer stomach aches, less bloating, better attitude, fewer colds and viruses, just to name a few!
Long term roles of bacteria in your gut:
-Helps to produce hormones (like serotonin)
-Aids in extraction of energy (calories) & nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids + antioxidants
-Manages appetite + body weight
-Controls our moods, motivation + cognitive health
-Many, many, many more!
March’s box is all about building a healthy gut and here is just one way we fostered this for March: By introducing friendly bacteria (probiotics) in the form of ferments like this Brown Rice Miso Paste & why we chose a savory vegan miso soup as the recipe for March’s box!
Are you ready to get your gut healthy?
Sample the products found in March’s Rosehive Superfoods Box to discover the superfoods that help to enhance gut health. If you weren’t able to get your hands on a box – here are 5 tips to getting your gut healthy…
FLUID – Chug, chug, chug and hydrate throughout your day. If you’re not a fan of water try drinking teas or flavored water (stick to stevia).
FIBER – Eat high fiber foods for meals and snacks to get things in your digestive tract moving along – things such as beans, apples, oats, popcorn, avocado, chia seeds, sweet potato, broccoli, are great sources of fiber.
FITNESS – Werk, mama! Exercise daily to get your blood flow moving and the whole body, including the gut, feeling strong.
HEALTHY FATS – Loaded with benefits to keep you full and your digestion moving smoothly along – try nut butters, olive oils, seeds, and fish.
FRIENDLY BACTERIA – Also known as probiotics, friendly bacteria can be found in yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and ferments like the Brown Rice Miso Paste we featured in March’s Recipe!
Things to avoid when you are healing your gut: Processed foods, sugar (bad bacteria LOVES sugar), gum (can cause bloating), carbonated soft drinks, and any artificially sweetened foods (even if it says 0 calories!).