Does Gut Health affects your Fitness Goals?
Short answer is YES!!
Many people struggle with reaching their fitness goals & they don't address an underlying reason why they aren't: losing weight, not gaining strength, have cravings etc.
The Microbiome, or the healthy bacteria found in the gut, is known as the "Second Brain".
Did you know? We have more gut bacteria than we do DNA! 🤓
The Microbiome controls:
Hormone & Neurotransmitter production
Digestion & Absorption of Nutrients
Regulates hunger & fullness levels
How does this affect your fitness results?
Hormones & Nutrients impact your physique, no matter if you want to change your body composition, lose weight, gain muscle etc.
Elevated stress (cortisol) impairs fat burning.
Poor nutrient absorption lowers the amount of muscle synthesis & growth.
Poor gut health can bring upon depressed moods, impair energy & bring inflammation (joint/muscle pain, stiffness etc) which makes exercise challenging. Who wants to work out when they feel like crap?
Improved Gut Health can bring:
Decrease in digestive issues
Improved fat-loss progress
Better recovery & muscle growth
So how do we nurture our gut?
We build a healthy Microbiome with:
Good bacteria via probiotic supplements
Pre-biotics support the growth of the probiotics (found in supplements but also in fiber)
Avoiding fake additives & sugars
Reducing your intake of processed sugars, grains & alcohol
Fueling up on colorful vegetables & fruit
Consider a greens powder
Reduce your toxic load (environmental chemicals, self care products) that also affect the gut bacteria
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The better you treat your gut, the healthier you'll be overall!
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