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[Guest Post]: Making Food Your Best Friend - Recipes for Good Gut Health

[Guest Post]: Making Food Your Best Friend - Recipes for Good Gut Health

The fast-paced life we all live leaves significant trace on our overall health, and gut health is specifically affected. A lot of people have experienced problems related to their gut. Leaky gut syndrome, for example, is pretty common. It’s actually known as an increased intestinal permeability which enables undigested particles to get into your blood system and cause inflammation and an immune reaction. With leaky gut, your pores can continue to widen (like getting a larger hole torn in your net). And as this happens, the undigested foods particles that are supposed to be kept out pass into your bloodstream and then circulate throughout the body. This causes systemic inflammation and leads to an immune reaction. Your body recognizes certain food as toxic so whenever you eat it, you are likely to provoke an immune reaction. If you want to repair leaky gut, you need to embark on some serious diet changes.


Recipes for good gut health


What causes it?

There are a lot of things which trigger leaky gut syndrome. First of all, stress is the one of the main culprits. Environmental toxins are also bad for your body and there are a lot of chemicals both in food and cleaning products that you use which can wreck a havoc on your gut. Your kids can accidentally reach cleaning products and end up with serious health issues. However, if you tend to overuse antibiotics this can too lead to leaky gut. Drinking a couple of pints may seem okay at first, but if you tend to drink one too many, we got bad news for you – alcoholism is also known to cause it.



How to recognize if you have it

Each person can have various symptoms of leaky gut because it depends on the level of damage and which tissues are affected by it. If you have multiple food sensitivities, there might be something wrong with your immune system and it can be developing antibodies to pretty much everything you eat. If you have nutritional deficiencies and are in dire need of some vitamins and minerals, your body can react by developing a leaky gut. Constipation and diarrhoea that lasts for couple of days are the warning signs too and they signalize that your body is trying to get rid of toxins. Excessive fatigue is also something to watch out for.

What to eat – breakfast, lunch and dinner

Start your day in a healthy way. Opt for coconut kefir and make a green smoothie. Reach for your blender and chop a Granny Smith apple, use 4 stalks of celery with leaves but remove the end tips, grab 3 lettuce leaves and tear those into pieces, get a half of a peeled avocado and chop it, add some parsley and 4 cups of water. Purée everything in the blender and add more water if needed. If you feel like it, you can add some lemon juice as well.



For the main course of the day, get some salmon and avocado. You will need 1 lb of wild caught Salmon, an avocado, a piece of sweet onion, a head of cauliflower, 2 fresh lemons and oranges, 2 garlic cloves, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil and coconut oil. Bake everything for 25 minutes and you will have the healthiest lunch ever.



End your day by eating some healthy pancakes. Try pumpkin pancakes made with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bon appétit!



Leaky gut is common and unpleasant issue, but you can easily help your body overcome it if you embrace healthier eating habits. Ditch the alcohol and go for healthy food!


About the author

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Higstylife Magazine.

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