Gut Health: Chuck refined oil, refined sugar for a healthier gut
The gut or the digestive tract is an organ that has come to the limelight, all thanks to increasing research that revealed its multifarious roles. A healthy gut or digestive tract, which begins from the mouth and ends at the anus, has been tied to not just physiological health, but also psychological health. The gut has also been linked with improved brain function, improved cognition, better mood and even better weight maintenance. The modern lifestyle, including over-consumption of refined foods and sugar and salt-rich foods may mess with the health of the gut, leading to a plethora of problems. This may result from increased inflammation in the gut, all thanks to an unhealthy diet. This is why health experts have lately been stressing on the importance of focusing on the health of this key organ.
Celebrity nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary regularly addresses some key issues and frequently asked questions related to health and nutrition on her Instagram page. She recently touched upon the topic of gut health, doling out important diet tips for improving it, as well as recommending foods to add to your diet for gut health. Talking about the importance of maintaining gut health, she said in her Instagram post that it affects immunity, mental health, prevent or cause diseases and also regulates weight. She further said, “Our gut has been persistently exposed to toxins like pesticides, hormones, genetically modified foods, medicines, psychological stress which weakens the gut. We need to focus on strengthening the gut and cooling down the inflammation.”