The Key To Healthy Gut Flora
The ancient belief that all health begins in the gut has sparked enough interest amongst mainstream medical researchers to seriously look into the intestinal flora’s true health effects beyond digestion.
One of the main reasons a healthy diet is able to influence your health is by creating an optimal environment for beneficial bacteria in your gut while decreasing pathogenic or disease-causing bacteria, fungi and yeast.
Eating clean and natural foods, nourishing your gut and having a healthy intestinal community are at the core of wellness.
What is “Gut Flora” ?..and how it controls our health.
“Gut flora” is the term for micro-organisms that live in the gastro-intestinal tract and there are approximately one trillion on them present in the gut. Research has confirmed that a strong connection exists between the make-up of our gut flora and the functioning of the immune. nervouse and endocrine (hormonal) systems.
The composition of gut flora changes over time when the diet changes and as overall health changes. People can barely barely survive with no gut flora and the micro-organisms perform a host of useful functions, such as fermenting unused energy substrates, training the immune system, preventing the growth of harmful species, regulating the development of the gut, producing vitamins for the host as well as producing hormones to direct the host to store fats.
Ways to Ensure a Healthy Gut and the Foods Required
Studies have shown that people who eat fermented foods absorb iron better even in comparison with those who eat a lot of raw vegetables.
The by-products of fermentation help our body to break down fat, lower blood pressure and help regulate the composition of blood. Not only do fermented foods restore a proper balance of bacteria in the intestine and are also rich in digestive enzymes, they also assist the body in increasing the number of anti-bodies which fight infection and help reinforce the immune system.
To be more specific foods and drinks like “Kimchi” (fermented cabbage or Sour Kraut) as well as “Kombucha” green tea ferment are some of the best ways of restoring healthy gut flora. By adding fermented products to your daily diet one will improve digestion greatly and rid the body of harmful toxins.
Foods such as green beans, olives, yoghurt, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and artichokes are excellent gut flora restorers.
We would love to offer everyone who places an order over R350 a free bottle of our fermented Kombucha drink.
Orders over R500 will qualify for free postage, postnet or courier *SA only.
Yours in healthy flora,