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If you have ever found yourself on a weight loss journey, you’re probably familiar with terms like “calories in versus calories out” and “calorie deficit.” You’ve probably paid attention to your meal portions and maybe even tried intermittent fasting. But today, we’re going to talk about something that has more importance than you might have realized — your gut microbiome.
If you’ve read some of our previous articles about a healthy gut, you know that having a healthy gut is a great foundation for having a healthy body overall. An unhealthy gut leads to problems that affect the whole body, including our weight. This is why it is important to pay attention to what we are putting in our bodies and how different foods affect our gut. If you are struggling with weight loss, you may want to consider paying attention to your gut microbiome! Keep reading to learn more about:
- Having a healthy gut microbiome
- The importance of fiber
- Dr. Emil’s Total Gut Complex
Focusing on the Gut Microbiome
You might be wondering what exactly a gut microbiome is. Basically, it is made up of trillions of microorganisms of thousands of different species. Picture it like a “bustling city on a weekday morning, the sidewalks flooded with people rushing to get to work.” When you are healthy, the microbes exist peacefully. But if the balance is disturbed by infectious illnesses, certain diets, or prolonged use of antibiotics, the microbiome’s process is disrupted and you may be more susceptible to diseases.
The healthy microbes help to stimulate the immune system and break down potentially toxic food compounds. They also provide protection from any pathogenic organisms that might enter the body through contaminated water or food.
So, how do we ensure a healthy microbiome? There are a few different ways to do so. First, it’s important to have a high-fiber diet. This is the number one key to a healthy gut. Fiber, plus plenty of fruits and vegetables, will definitely make your gut happy.
“Fad diets,” such as keto and paleo diets, won’t be as effective for weight loss as a healthy gut. In some cases, these diets can actually exacerbate your gut, which will lead to inflammation instead of weight loss.
Foods to Help Your Gut Microbiome Thrive
When you're trying to improve your gut health, it's important to make sure the food you're putting into your body is working with you to meet that goal.
One thing to look for in foods that support a healthy gut microbiome is enough fiber. Fiber can help to foster the growth of microbial communities that are associated with a healthy weight. It is also a “vital source of sustenance for beneficial bacteria in your gut.”
Some foods that are high in fiber include:
- Beans. Lentils are great for getting lots of fiber, and you can put them in meals like soups, stews, and salads. You can also try edamame!
- Broccoli. Broccoli has five grams of fiber per cup, which is great for your gut!
- Berries. Try a cup of fresh blueberries for four grams of fiber. You can also try blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries for lots of fiber.
- Avocados. There are 10 grams of fiber in one cup of avocado, and you can put them on things like toast, salads, and eggs.
- Whole grains. Try whole grains like whole wheat bread, pasta, brown rice, and oats.
- Apples. Each apple contains about four grams of fiber, and they’re a great quick snack to include in your diet.
But what if you want to give your gut microbiome even more of a boost?
That's where supplements can come into play. In addition to eating your fiber, prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic supplements can help you heal your gut and ultimately lose weight. Taking all of those supplements daily can be a hassle, so we put together the ultimate gut health supplement: Dr. Emil Total Gut Complex.
Dr. Emil’s Total Gut Complex
If you’re interested in healing your gut to help you on your weight loss journey, try Dr. Emil’s Total Gut Complex. This supplement is a prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic all in one. In just two capsules a day, you will find complete gut health support, growth of good bacteria in your gut, and a boost of the benefits of good bacteria.
The prebiotic mushroom blend in Total Gut Complex will help to stimulate good bacteria in your microbiome. The probiotics will grow more good bacteria with friendly bacteria-balancing properties. With the #1 postbiotic, CoreBiome, this supplement will boost the benefits of good bacteria.
Corebiome is a short chain fatty acid that is an important part of a healthy gut. It helps to:
- Regulate hormones related to appetite
- Regulate energy metabolism and insulin sensitivity
- Promote microbial diversity
- Mitigate diet-induced weight gain
As you can see, Corebiome has so many benefits when it comes to keeping your gut healthy. When your gut is healthy, you will have a much easier time on your weight loss journey. Healthy microbiomes are also associated with reduced gastrointestinal distress and overall well-being. The benefits are endless!
Try Total Gut Complex today and your gut will definitely thank you! As always, make sure to check with your doctor before adding any new supplements to your routine.