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Spring Clean Your Digestive System

Spring has officially arrived, which has us all up in a serious cleaning frenzy! There’s something about the longer daylight hours and new life growing from the earth that triggers a desire to give everything a good polishing and re-organization; hence the expression ‘spring clean.’

From around the house to the yard, and perhaps—most importantly—within our own bodies, we’re on a mission to clean up!

It’s simple enough to pick up a broom and mop, sort a few boxes, and get rid of junk around the house you no longer have any use for. But initiating a good clean within our bodies might seem a little more daunting!

Essentially, the best way to begin a good spring clean is by focusing on polishing up your digestive system. In the spirit of March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we think these tips are quite fitting:

More Fibre

NutraCleanse™ can help add more fibre to your diet. Our product is made of primarily flax seed, which is the ultimate fiber superhero. In addition to flax, NutraCleanse™ also contains psyllium husk, which is also a great cleanse ingredient.

By adding NutraCleanse™ to your existing diet, you can turn almost all your favourite foods into high-fiber superstars. Check out this blog post, where we list our other favourite high-fibre foods for cleansing.

More Water

The best way to spring clean your digestive system is by drinking more water. Make a conscious effort to drink at least 2-3 litres of water a day to assist your body to flush out toxins and keep your colon lubricated and functioning smoothly.

Aside from water, fresh pressed juices are also a great way to clean your digestive system. These aren’t for everyone though, so do your research and understand what might work best for you, first.

More Rest, Less Stress

Good digestive health includes managing stress and getting proper rest. Making certain lifestyle changes aren’t always easy to do, as it may be dependent on your job or where you live. However, identifying anxiety-provoking stressors like certain foods, people, or sleep deprivation, and learning to manage them differently, is a big start.

Think about that yucky feeling in your gut when you are tired and stressed. That is your digestive system taking the brunt of it!

Better Exercise

Exercise and staying active goes hand in hand with improving the function of your digestive system. Simply heading outside to go for a walk every day for a minimum of 30 minutes will make a huge difference in how your body absorbs and processes the foods you eat.

Another bonus: you are more likely to manage a healthy body weight through regular exercise and feel more motivated to eat a regular healthy diet to keep excess weight off.

So go for it—take Spring on like a champ and get cleaning! Your house and your health will thank you. Learn where you can pick up a bag of NutraCleanse™ to add to your diet for even better digestive health benefits.

Visit our website https://www.nutracleanse.biz/ for more details. Happy Spring Clean!

 

10 Simple Ways to Improve Gut Health

We all suffer from digestive issues now and again, but what happens when we suffer from them more often than not? Having chromic digestive problems is a definite red flag that shouldn’t be ignored. Your gut is your second brain, and many of your everyday functions and processes are affected by how healthy it is (or isn’t).

So—what are some ways we can improve our gut health? We have 10 ideas:

Eat Real Food

What do we mean by ‘real food?’ We mean food that nourishes your body and provides adequate support for cell growth and repair. Food that comes from nature, like fruits and vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts, and whole grains.

Not packaged foods, or foods that are high in added sugar, filler, or preservatives.

Chew Your Food Well

This might sound silly, but we live in a country full of busy people. Our culture doesn’t place emphasis on relaxation and rest, and we eat the way we live.

(Fast.)

By not chewing your food well and taking the time to eat properly, our digestive system pays a steep price. So slow down, enjoy your food, and let your tummy work the way it’s supposed to.

Drink Lots of Water

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We know you know this, but honestly? None of us heed the advice very well. But by creating a chronically dehydrated state within our bodies, we force our digestive system to try and process what it needs to, without the right tools. To properly digest food, our stomach and intestines need to have a certain level of lubrication and liquid, and that comes from water.

So drink up!

Take a Probiotic

These suckers work. By routinely feeding yourself stuff that your body doesn’t like, you build an irregular balance of good-to-bad bacteria in your gut. To get that balance back to normal, probiotics are necessary.

Basically, you’re swallowing live bacteria that will go down your throat and into your tummy, where they will live on to fight the icky bad guys. Do it.

Exercise Regularly

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We know—this one’s a no-brainer. But it’s super necessary! You need to move your body to get things moving (if you know what we mean), and exercise is how you do it. Even a 20-minute walk every day can make SUCH a difference to your digestive health—your belly will thank you for it, we promise.

Eat Fermented Foods

And we’re not talking about grapes. (Ha.) What we are talking about, is fermented vegetables, kombucha, good quality yogurt, kefir, etc. Fermented foods are super high in good bacteria, and over time, they can have a huge impact on the health of your digestive environment.

Incorporate NutraCleanse into Your Daily Diet

Yep—we’re plugging our own product here. But seriously? The main ingredient in NutraCleanse™ (flax seed) is incredibly high in fibre and other nutrients that aid a healthy digestive system. As adults, we’re supposed to be raking in about 34 grams of fibre a day—which is waaaayyy more than the 11 grams we actually take in. (On average, of course.)

An incredibly easy way to increase your fibre intake, is by mixing 1/3 cup of NutraCleanse™ (per day) into smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, and more.

Manage Stress

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Here we go with that “second brain” thing again. Stress plays a massive role in your health—actually, scratch that—the way you handle stress plays a massive role in your health.

And stress can mess with your stomach.

Although most people think the mind is what takes the brunt of your stress, that’s not necessarily true. Because of your brain-to-gut connection (both organs were originally one, and the term ‘enteric nervous system’ is used in the medical field to discuss that connection), stress can appear in the form of stomach knots, constipation, indigestion, and more.

So what do you do?

Lower that stress level and learn to manage stress better. You can do this by exercising regularly, eating well, meditating and practicing yoga.

Do whatever works for you.

Love your Liver

Beets And Greens

Essentially, if you can boost your liver, you can heal your bad gut. By adding foods like leafy greens, beets, carrots, bitters, dandelion, and milk thistle, you inadvertently improve the health of your digestive system.

Listen to Your Body

Again, we’re busy people who live busy lives. But by taking the time to listen to your body, we can really help to manage stress, know when a certain food isn’t working well for us, notice when a certain food is, and recognize the need for downtime and sleep.

By listening to your body, you can put all of the ideas listed above into play—and your digestive system will flourish and be healthy.

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