Gut health is vital to our bodies
Carrying an extra few pounds around after the festive season? Feeling rather run down and low from all the seasonal bugs? Us Symprove lot are carrying around 5lbs’ worth of bugs each! In actual fact so are you – that’s how much our marvelous microbes weigh in our bodies.
We’ve been reading an article in ‘Candis’ magazine about how wonderful our microbes are and how hard they work for our bodies. As Leah Hardy states: “It’s becoming increasingly clear this teeming mass of life within us can play a huge role in our health, happiness and well-being.” It points out that our gut produces the majority of our serotonin, which is our ‘happy hormone’, and most of our immune activity. This is in addition to the more obvious stuff of helping us digest food and giving us enzymes and vitamins. So it’s easy to see how vital gut health is to our bodies overall – not just physically but mentally too.
And it makes sense to hear that when the bacteria are out of balance they get grumpy and out of sorts, and we become unwell and unhappy. The good news is that introducing live and active bacteria isn’t all that difficult, as we well know here at Symprove – the team are all fired up for 2016 becoming the year of Gut Health, we are using Amelia Freer’s recipes, ordering in Savse Smoothies, working out with our PT and generally making our health a priority goal for this year.
So that “teeming mass” of bacteria are definitely 5lb you don’t want to shed this winter. Be kind to them, feed them and keep them safe. You need them at their best!