Your gut is just as important as your heart, lungs and brain. As an embryo in the womb, we all began as three tubes: the nervous system, the respiratory system and the digestive system. The gut is pretty important because it continues to feed nutrients to your brain, heart and lungs so they can grow and function properly.

You may not realise it, but your gut is an important contributing factor to your mood. This is because up to 95% of serotonin, the mood regulator, is made in the gut. It really is no surprise that your emotions and your gut are linked. Just think of all the phrases in the English language that connect the gut and our emotions, such as gut feeling, gutsy player, can’t stomach it… We could go on and on.

So how do you go about being nice to your insides? Follow these top tips and you’ll be on your way to better digestion and a better mood in no time.

  • Sit down to eat

Try not to eat standing up or on the run. There are a set of stomach muscles that tighten when you stand up, meaning you are not focused on digestion.


  • Have a fresh start to the day

Start the day with fresh lemon juice in hot water and, if you are feeling brave, add a drop or two of apple cider vinegar. This tells your stomach that it is time to wake up. It also keeps your acidity levels up since we can lose acidity as we get older.


  • Take a general probiotic

Probiotics populate the gut with good bacteria which helps to improve digestion. Brands like Terra Nova and Optibac are great if you want to introduce a probiotic into your diet. However, you should take it at a different time of day to sense* for gut health due to the bad bacteria killers in the sense* product.


  • Reduce your sugar intake

Try to reduce your sugar levels by replacing high sugar items in your diet with better alternatives. For example, you can train your taste buds to like dark chocolate with over 70% cocoa rather than milk chocolate. Most milk chocolate is a combination of palm oil and sugar so switching to dark chocolate is a good place to start to reduce sugar intake and enjoy chocolate in its more natural form.


  • Don’t eat too late at night

Going to bed on a full stomach means your body doesn’t have time to digest your food properly. Of course, this can’t always be avoided, but you should try to stop eating at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed to reduce indigestion. Also, by making your insides work all night, your body doesn’t turn on the restorative processes that cleanse, detoxify and repair.


Take sense* for gut health 

By taking sense * for gut health every day, you can be sure your digestive system, digestive enzymes and the lining of your gut are properly cared for. It contains prebiotics which feed the good bacteria and organic botanical killers that protect against bad bacteria.

When you take care of your gut, you are taking care of your entire body. By improving your digestion, you can improve your sleeping pattern and even your mood because all of your internal systems are linked. So what are you waiting for? Follow our 6 simple steps now for better gut health and improve how you feel every day.


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