Unhealthy Gut: The Warning Signs - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

Unhealthy Gut: The Warning Signs

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy of KPRC. Photo courtesy of KPRC.

(KPRC) Your gut plays a key role in your health. When everything is going well, you probably don't even think about your digestive system, but it can quickly get the attention of you and your doctor when there is a problem.

Dietitian Gabriela Gardner says unbalanced bacteria in your gut could lead to inflammation which causes bloating, gas, diarrhea and headaches. Some research looks at an unhealthy gut possibly leading to skin problems, poor concentration and depression too.

To recover from the symptoms of an unhealthy gut, Gardner says to eat more foods with fiber and antioxidants.

Sugar-free cultured drinks, like kefir, found in the yogurt and milk aisle, help restore good bacteria. While pairing this with protein and high-fiber foods like pistachios, almonds, chia seeds and anti-inflammatories like black pepper or flaxseeds, your gut can recover.

Then, drink plenty of water.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2GfT8HN

Powered by Frankly

© KRISTV.com 2018, KRISTV.com
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?