Having a healthy gut is essential for the well-being of the whole body. Often we are faced with a situation of dysbiosis, in which the relationships between bacteria are altered and can lead to the appearance of certain disorders. Here are some tips to rebalance the intestinal bacterial flora.
Having a healthy intestine it is essential for the well-being of the whole body. The ideal situation is called "eubiosis", which means that the different microbial species that populate this organ are in equilibrium. Often, however, we are faced with a dysbiosis, in which the relationships between bacteria are altered and can lead to the appearance of some disorders. Here are a few tips to rebalance lto intestinal bacterial flora.
It is often underestimated that i good bacteria that populate our intestines they have key roles including that of producing digestive enzymes, synthesizing vitamins and modulating the immune system. The intestine is in effect a second brain, also essential for the well-being of the nervous system.
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It is evident that if it exists a situation of dysbiosis in which types, numbers and proportions of the bacteria are high, we can witness the appearance of disorders including colitis or irritable bowel syndrome, which is more and more frequent nowadays.
I Probiotics (commonly known as lactic ferments) are undoubtedly very useful to stem the situation but they are only part of a larger puzzle, among other things you need to know which one to choose from the vast panorama of possibilities (there are in fact different types), better always rely on the opinion of an expert who will advise you on the most effective ones.
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But we come now to some useful tips to rebalance the intestinal flora:
1) EAT FOODS RICH IN HEALTHY NUTRIENTS
Increase the use of healthy and nutrient-rich foods such as nuts, oil seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, is an easy way to feed the good bacteria that colonize our gut. If the intestine does not tolerate beans, other legumes or whole foods, there is an even more need to clean the intestines. In fact, "bad" bacteria are probably prevailing and it is necessary to detoxify a little from foods and drinks that can promote dysbiosis: refined sugars, milk, gluten, etc. ..
2) AVOID THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS, ANTI-ACID AND ANTI-FLAMMATORS
Medicines such as antibiotics, antacids and anti-inflammatories they modify the intestinal flora to the detriment of good bacteria. There are obviously cases in these medicines they are really necessary, in all other situations it is better to avoid in order not to find yourself struggling with the negative effects of a intestinal dysbiosis.
In case you have had to do a therapy based on the aforementioned medicines but also cyclically two or three times a year you can use probiotic supplements to be taken every day for at least two weeks. These are very useful in rebalancing the intestinal flora by quickly solving any problems that may have arisen as a result of dysbiosis, including skin problems, anxiety and depression (if you want to learn more the effect on the psyche in this article we talked about Psychobiotics). As already mentioned, to find the most suitable probiotics for your specific situation or problem, it is always better to rely on the opinion of an expert. You can also experience the effect of some natural probiotics, we are referring specifically to fermented foods such as sauerkraut, Kombucha tea and yogurt but also sourdough, miso, soy sauce and tempeh.
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Good bacteria need to feed and we obviously have to feed them through the food we eat every day. We have already talked about some foods defined as prebiotics, excellent food for bacteria thanks to the presence of soluble fiber. Among these there are onions, garlic, dried fruit and dandelion.
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5) FOOD INTOLERANCES
Sometimes dysbiosis can be due to the use of some foods that are poorly tolerated such as gluten or lactose. It would therefore be good to undergo specific tests to understand if there is any imbalance in the intestine due to the intake of unsuitable foods.
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As you will have understood the balance of the intestine is very delicate but it is important to pay attention to it to keep your body and mind healthy.