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#Gut-conscious health care: changing lives through daily habits.



Subtitle: 'Restore balance to the body and mind by regulating the intestinal environment'



Introduction. 


Health changes with awareness!


Hello everyone. Your stomach is one of the aspects of your daily life that you are always aware of, isn't it? Today we will talk about what you should be aware of in terms of gut activity. The gut does not just digest food, but is deeply involved in our overall health.


In fact, the gut is also known as the 'second brain' and its function also influences our mental state. Here are some important points to be aware of when it comes to gut health.



1. balance of the intestinal flora


First, it is important to maintain a balance of intestinal flora. There are trillions of bacteria in the gut and these play a role in maintaining a healthy gut environment. An imbalance between good and bad bacteria can lead to problems such as indigestion and lowered immunity. To increase good bacteria, it is effective to include fermented foods and a diet rich in dietary fibre. For example, the balance of the intestinal flora can be improved by actively consuming fermented foods such as yoghurt, natto and kimchi. It is also important to avoid excessive intake of sugar and oil, as these can increase bad bacteria.


*Gut flora - Gut flora refers to the diverse group of bacteria present in the gut. These bacteria play an important role in aiding digestion and absorption and maintaining immunity. A good balance of intestinal flora helps to maintain good health and prevent disease. To increase beneficial bacteria, a diet containing fermented foods and dietary fibre is effective.



2. dietary fibre intake


Secondly, fibre intake is also essential for intestinal health. Dietary fibre feeds the good bacteria in the gut and helps to regulate the intestinal environment. It is important to include fibre, which is found in abundance in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes, in your daily diet. Soluble fibre is particularly effective in increasing the amount of good bacteria in the gut and helps to stimulate intestinal activity. Try to eat a well-balanced diet and make a conscious effort to consume dietary fibre. Sugar increases the bad bacteria in the gut and can worsen the intestinal environment。



What do you eat?


The following foods are good sources of dietary fibre. In vegetables, broccoli, spinach and cabbage are rich. In fruits, apples, bananas, oranges and berries are recommended. As for whole grains, oatmeal, brown rice and whole grain bread are good choices. Legumes are another excellent source of fibre, including lentils, black beans and chickpeas. Including a good balance of these foods in your daily diet can help to improve your intestinal health.



3. the importance of hydration


Adequate hydration is also essential for maintaining bowel health. Lack of water can lead to hard stools and constipation, and although the amount of water needed per day varies from person to person, it is generally recommended to consume between 1.5 and 2 litres of water. It is particularly important to stay hydrated before and after meals and exercise. Hot drinks should also be taken in moderation, as they warm the bowels and stimulate their movement.



4. the gut also affects the brain


The gut has been called the 'second brain' and has a significant impact on mental health. When the intestinal environment is healthy, the secretion of neurotransmitters such as serotonin is stimulated, which helps reduce stress and anxiety. Conversely, a deteriorated intestinal environment is known to increase depression and anxiety. As mental and physical health are closely linked, a healthy gut environment can also improve mental health. By being aware of your gut health, you can improve both your mental and physical health.


5. moderate exercise 


Moderate exercise is also important for gut health. Exercise stimulates peristalsis in the bowels and improves bowel movements. Incorporate light exercise such as walking, jogging or yoga into your daily life to support bowel activity. In particular, exercise in the morning promotes bowel movement and helps to get your day off to a smooth start. It is important to find an exercise routine that is easy and enjoyable.










Conclusion.


Being aware of your gut health is directly linked to your overall health. Keep your gut flora balanced, consume adequate fibre and fluids, and exercise moderately. The gut also influences your mental state, so maintaining a healthy gut environment can help maintain your mental and physical health. Change your awareness gradually in your daily life and aim for a healthy gut. We support your healthy life!まとめ





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