Good Gut Health
Your gut is a hard-working organ of the body that aids in the digestion of the foods you eat, absorbs nutrients, and utilizes it to energy and maintain your body functions. Not just this, it also helps keep your immunity balanced. Did you know that around 70 percent of your immune system is housed in your gut? Making sure that your digestive system is functioning properly is an essential part of regulating your overall health.
How to know if you have poor gut health?
Signs of an unhealthy gut are not just limited to the stomach, they include effects on skin, energy levels and overall health too.
Here are 5 common signs of an unhealthy gut
- Upset stomach: Stomach disturbances like excessive burping, gas, bloating, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, and/ or acidity
- Uncontrolled changes in weight, usually weight gain
- Constant fatigue
- Irritation and mood changes
Is food intolerance a gut issue?
Some people may find it difficult to digest certain foods and can show an unpleasant physical reaction to them. For example, bloating, diarrhea, etc. An easy way to know if you are intolerant to certain specific food items is to get a food intolerance test done. Please note that it is different from a food allergy.
Food intolerance is related to the digestive system while food allergies involve the immune system. Allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms more severe than food intolerance, including digestive problems, rashes, or swollen airways.