10 Health Facts About Your Gut and What's Going On 

Is your poop on schedule 

Normal poops can occur anywhere from three times a week to three times a day. While each gut is different, a healthy gut often has a pattern. 

Processed foods are space invaders 

Processed foods can cause inflammation in the lining of our GI tract, the exact place where food is absorbed.  

Not always a fan of gluten 

There’s evidence  that gluten increases intestinal permeability (also referred to as “leaky gut”), even if you don’t have celiac disease. 

It gets lonely without prebiotics 

After taking antibiotics, help your stomach create new buddies. Antibiotics kill all bacteria, including probiotics like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium.

Fill me up with sauerkraut 

Along with your pals prebiotics, your gut needs a healthy dose of probiotics to keep your body systems strong. 

Feeling down? It might be your food 

We make less serotonin when digestion is poor. (95% of serotonin is created in the small intestine.) 

Sleep in on the weekends 

Don’t feel guilty for skipping brunch to get an extra hour under the covers, especially if you haven’t been sleeping right during the week. 

Slow and steady wins the race 

Be proud of your sluggish eating! Chewing helps digestion start.

Relax your mind to reset your gut 

The more relaxed you are, the better you’ll be able to nourish your body — and we’re not just talking about digestion. 

No news is good news 

If you haven't heard from your stomach in a while, are eliminating regularly, and have no bloating or abdominal pain, you're good. 

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