How to Reduce Bloating to Get a Flatter Tummy by Restoring Gut Health
In recent years, gut health has been at the forefront of research in the medical world. In particular, researchers have been studying the link between the gut and emotional and physical wellbeing. Problems in the gut can lead to an impaired immune system, emotional problems and a bloated tummy.
What Is The Gut?
The gut is an incredibly complex group of organs that begins at the mouth and ends at the bum. The gut contains 'gut microbiota', a collection of around 100 trillion bacteria, both good and bad. The good ones are essential to our metabolism, immune function and emotional wellbeing. In addition, the gut is responsible for digesting and extracting the energy from our food and producing waste.
How Is The Gut Affected During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the gut goes through unique inflammatory and immune changes. As the pregnancy progresses, the maternal gut function and the composition of those 100 trillion bacteria change significantly. During this time, your body (especially your gut) goes into overdrive. And that's why it's crucial to provide your gut with a little extra TLC, postnatally. We need to give our guts some extra TLC to regain balance in order to return to normal metabolism, boost our immune system, regain emotional stability and prevent bloating.
How Can I Nourish My Gut Postnatally?
Eating healthily and incorporating a probiotic into your diet is the number one way to protect and improve your gut health.
Probiotics are living bacteria that are found naturally in our gut. Their job is to protect our immune systems, support digestion and improve our overall health. However, as mentioned above, we can also get our probiotics from our food or in the form of a supplement.
At times when our gut health may be a little run down, these additional probiotics are essential.
Probiotic Food Sources:
• Bone broth
Probiotic supplements provide the same benefits as food sources, but they're supercharged. The In Shape Mummy Health Shakes contain 1 billion probiotics per serve. So, each time you have a shake, you're lining your gut with 1 billion healthy microorganisms.
How do Probiotics Help With Bloating?
Bloating is a problem a lot of new mums deal with. Changes in the gut and damage to the pelvic floor mean constipation and bloating become more common. New mums also deal with new bodily and emotional stressors, leading to a breakdown in healthy eating habits which can exacerbate bloating.
All these factors wreak havoc on our overall gut health, which is why it's so important to arm yourself with a quick and easy way to restore balance. Restoring balance will help boost your immune system, regain emotional stability and prevent bloating. In Shape Mummy Health Shakes really are the one-stop-shop for Mums wanting to look after their gut health and nutritional needs. In one drink, your body gets a powerful punch of nutrients, 1 billion probiotics and everything else you need to look after your physical health and mental wellbeing.
If you want to improve your mental well-being, improve your physical health and flatten your tummy, improving your gut health is a great place to start!
Shevi is a qualified nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food sciences. As a new mum herself, she is passionate about postnatal-related nutrition. Shevi has worked alongside some of the most famous leaders and celebrities in the fitness industry throughout Australia and the UK.
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