Your Gut Health Is Affecting Your Whole Body
We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat” and if you’re like me, you probably shrugged it off as a funny quip. However, science tells us that it is more than just an expression. It’s a fact that the food you eat becomes the materials you use to build and maintain a strong body, but sometimes not all the nutrients you eat make it to your cells. Your gut’s ability to digest and absorb the nutrients you eat is the key to getting those vital resources where they need to be. So, more accurately, you are what you digest, and it is affecting your sleep, mood, stress levels, and overall health.
“Gut Health” describes the status and function of all parts of the gastrointestinal tract and your gut health impacts nearly every other component of your body. Your small intestine, a key part of your digestive system contains millions of finger-like projections called villi. And if the small intestine and all its villi were flattened out the surface area would be the size of a tennis court. This surface is essential for the absorption of beneficial nutrients and protection against pathogens, such as E. coli.
Let’s be honest, we often make poor dietary and lifestyle choices. We make these daily choices placing convenience and access above food choices that are good for you and balanced. We all do it, more than likely, we’ll do it again. However, these dietary/lifestyle choices can cause an adverse reaction in your digestive tract resulting in a severe decrease of the villi height and number (shrinking your tennis court along with your body’s ability to absorb the “good” nutrients and dispel the “bad”). This reduction in surface area negatively impacts the gut’s ability to absorb required nutrients and compromises our gut’s ability to keep the bad elements from crossing this thin barrier. Like tennis, where the condition and size of the court have a significant impact on the game, so too does the condition of your gut health impact your overall wellness.
We’ve all been there. All of us have encountered gut issues like pain, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Our dietary/lifestyle choices are being fought in our gut. Our gut is working overtime and unfortunately, for many people these negative gut health issues are a daily occurrence, resulting not only in pain or discomfort but negatively impacting their quality of life.
Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and routinely exercising are part of the daily choices we can make to improve our gut health and overall health. Adding a digestive health supplement like the Phytality™ can aid in improving your overall gut health allowing for more of the “good” nutrients to enter your bloodstream and amplifying your body’s natural defenses.