Looking after our kids’ gut health from the get-go can set them up for a lifetime of good health. In fact, it’s widely believed that by the time kids reach school age, their gut microbiome is already established and potentially remain with them for their entire life!
Improving Gut Health
The gut controls digestion, waste removal, nutrient absorption, plus plays a major role in our immunity function. Fortunately, there is much we can do to help the gut – simply through diet alone.
1. Feed The Good Bacteria (Prebiotics)
Prebiotic is a fibre which does not get fully digested in the body and reaches the large intestine, where the good bacteria eat it and flourish. Prebiotic rich food can be easy to sneak into kids’ meals & snacks: bananas, apples, berries, oats, onion, flaxseed.
2. Eat Some Good Bacteria (Probiotics)
Probiotics are the “healthy” bacteria that make up the gut microbiome. Some great child-friendly probiotic rich foods include unsweetened yogurt, kefir, tempeh.
3. Get Plenty of Sleep
The gut microbiome suffers without adequate sleep and can increase children’s likelihood of imbalanced gut bacteria.
4. Physical Activities
Regular physical activities e.g. playing outdoors, gets the intestine to speed up a lethargic digestive system and help to get waste moving through the body.
With good gut health, we will be helping to prepare our kids’ bodies for a lifetime of better wellness.
Shagun, Yoga Superfuel
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