Key Foods You Need To Heal Your Gut-Brain Axis
Are you familiar with the Gut-Brain axis? In short, it’s the communication between your gut and brain, which majorly impacts your immune system and, in turn, your overall health.
Have you ever been anxious to give a presentation, and felt butterflies or knots in your tummy?
Though the anxiety may start in your mind, through communicating with your gut, it can trigger the “butterfly” sensation.
Additionally, if this anxiety were to continue, your brain and gut would elicit a stress response, which may trigger your immune system to become compromised. You may even feel sick or inflamed the day you’re supposed to present! And the stress from that may give you even more anxiety, or make your tummy issues worse. 😬
Suffice to say, when one of these three is out of balance, it creates a vicious cycle between the three, which, if not addressed in a timely fashion, can lead to any or all of the following symptoms:
Brain fog, fatigue, depression, anxiety, short term memory loss
Immune System Issues:
Inflammation, pain and swelling, arthritis, chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, allergies
Excessive gas, bloating, heartburn, acid reflux, bowel irregularities, IBS, food sensitivities
So what can you do about it?
Start by feeding your body the right foods! Chiefly, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics, ideally from plant-based sources. Some of our favorites include:
Plant-Based High Fiber Foods
Beans, lentils, cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower), collard greens, grains, nuts and seeds (As a note, almost all plants contain some amount of fiber, these are simply the ones with the highest quantity per serving)
Plant-Based Omega-3 Fatty Acid Foods
Flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and hemp seeds
Plant-Based Probiotic Foods
Kimchi, pickled foods, plain unsweetened vegan yogurt, vegan kefir, sauerkraut, and natto (a fermented soybean dish)
Once your body is properly fueled, you can take the next steps to restoring your health, which includes improving your immune system function, eliminating toxins from your body, and balancing your hormones, among other things.
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