Did you know it’s been proven your gut is linked to your brain? (Harvard Health, 2019)
Your gut health can be conceptualised as a microcosm of your overall health. Everything that you put into it affects your physical and mental wellbeing. There are known associations between gut health and immunity issues, adrenal problems, weight fluctuations and metabolic issues (e.g. diabetes). There are even studies pointing to findings that the gut can influence mental conditions like anxiety and depression.
When your gut microbiome is thrown out of balance for any reason, it’s often easy to tell. Bloating, gas, diarrhea, stomach pain or nausea are all direct signs that something in the gut isn’t working as it should. The imbalances often fix themselves after a short time, but if they become chronic, they may require a medical diagnosis and treatment.
What are these 4 Amazing Superfoods for your Gut Health?
1. Sugarcane Stem
Don’t panic! It’s not sugar, but the stem of the sugarcane plant. After sugar has been removed, only the rich micronutrients and functional compounds are left behind.
No heat or chemicals are used to extract the sugar, maintaining the integrity of the whole-cell fibre and the bioavailability of the micronutrients found in the stem. Sugarcane stem is also rich in polyphenolic and flavonoid antioxidants that prevent cell damage.
2. Red Sorghum
Red Sorghum is a traditional, non-genetically modified gluten-free grain known to be high in resistant starch as well as a range of antioxidants and is FODMAP friendly. It is a low inflammatory alternative to wheat-based food, making it easier to digest and tolerate. Red Sorghum also takes longer to digest as it has a low glycaemic index. This effectively slows down the rate at which glucose is released into the bloodstream, helping to prevent sugar highs and lows that wreak havoc with our bodies and minds during the day.
Beetroot is possibly one of the only foods to genuinely earn the ‘superfood’ label. It contains vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, magnesium, folate, soluble fibre, and antioxidants. Gut Performance only uses Beetroot Powder, not juice, which is why it’s still FODMAP friendly and very low in sugar. Multiple scientific studies have shown Beetroot can improve overall muscle performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow in the body, amongst other health-enhancing benefits.
Traditional medicine has used blackcurrants for centuries – from the leaves to the seeds. But now clinical studies are amassing, proving the positive effects of Blackcurrants and demonstrating the potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects of this amazing superfood. Blackcurrants are rich in anthocyanins (extremely high antioxidant activity) and also contain four times the amount of vitamin C than oranges. Emerging research shows the ability for blackcurrant supplementation to reduce muscle damage and soreness as well as help speed tissue repair, recovery, and performance in exercise. This all relates to being able to train harder and for more extended periods.
Bringing Superfoods together for your gut health
Many people just don’t have the time to seek out these superfoods and put into their diet plan. But don’t worry, a brand called, Gut Performance brings these 4 nutritional food powerhouses together. Unlike supplements, which are hard for the body to absorb, Gut Performance is a Scientifically developed, 100% natural plant-based food product. The active probiotics bring your gut microbiome back to a healthy environment, improving both mind and body health. Gut Performance has also been scientifically proven to assist in weight loss; it reduces bloating and gut inflammation while improving intestinal absorption function with both soluble and insoluble fibre. What are you waiting for? Try this 100% natural Australian innovation and nourish from within!