Easy Ways to be Kind to your GutJanuary 29, 2019
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I am totally focused on a healthy lifestyle in 2019, including choosing the right foods, working out regularly and keeping stress under control. Part of my health & wellness routine includes taking special care of my gut. What is the gut? Essentially, it refers to the digestive system. Today I’ll be sharing specific ways I’m supporting my gut health, including consuming plenty of fiber, taking Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics + Energy‡† B12 Adult Gummies, and more.
1. Focus on fiber.
Fiber is a crucial ingredient for gut health in that it promotes the movement of food throughout the digestive system. Many Americans fail to get enough fiber in their diet, so it’s important to keep track of your individual intake. Make sure your meals include plenty of soluble fiber, which includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, oats, and barley. A good rule of thumb is to eat a wide variety of whole foods every single day.
2. Incorporate probiotics.
The human gut contains a wide variety of “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. Bacteria help us digest food and absorb nutrients. Did you know that probiotics are simply “good” bacteria that naturally exist in cultured foods (yogurts, certain cheeses, etc) and they offer benefits for one’s digestive system? They crowd out unwanted bacteria and allow more of the “good” bacteria to be present in your gut. Taking a probiotics supplement is a smart way to increase one’s intake of “good” bacteria and support your digestive health.† During a recent trip to Walmart, I picked up Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics + Energy‡† B12 Adult Gummies.
On top of helping support my digest health, these gummies contain Vitamin B12 which support cellular energy production.†
Since it’s a great-tasting gummy formulation, I never forget my daily dose. It’s an easy way to make a positive impact on my health.
Two gummies per day is all it takes!
Want to try this product for yourself? Look for Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics + Energy‡† B12 Adult Gummies at your local Walmart store in the vitamin aisle.
3. Choose drinks carefully.
We all know that we should drink plenty of water every day for overall health. If you’re struggling to drink enough water on a regular basis, there are a number of ways to make drinking water more fun:
- Get a really cute container, glass or bottle…something that’ll make you smile every time you reach for it. It’s amazing what a great vessel will do! My “J” mug always makes me happy! 🙂
- Add some calorie-free flavor to your water with lemon slices, cucumber slices or frozen berries. It’s pretty and tasty!
- Print out a water log chart so you can keep track of your water intake every day. When you track it, you will become more accountable and more likely to stick to your goals.
4. Keep stress under control.
Staying active is good for the mind and body, including the gut! Try to incorporate at least 30-40 minutes of aerobic activity several times per week into your routine. Even just a brisk walk around the neighborhood can be beneficial for one’s wellness and one’s mindset. I try to take some time every day to get in a little cardio workout and some mindful meditation. Just 20 minutes is all it takes to reset one’s mindset.
5. Eat slowly.
This one may seem silly at first, but the truth is that many of us consume our meals way too quickly. We are always rushing somewhere, trying to save time and zipping through mealtime. However, a healthier choice is to enjoy your meals more thoroughly and more slowly. Shut off the TV, put down the phone and be fully present. I’m trying to enjoy my meals more fully in 2019. What about you?
Learn more about Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics + Energy‡† B12 Adult Gummies. I hope these tips have inspired you to take some simple steps to improve your gut health in the new year. Do you have any tips to share? Do you take any probiotics?
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
ǂVitamin B12 supports cellular energy production.†