Five Steps to Good Gut Health

Good gut health is proving to be more important than previously thought. It can help with everything from digestive, brain, and heart health to your ability to lose or maintain your desired weight.

Researchers have pinpointed a few things you can do daily to support your gut microbiome. Following these five steps could help you improve your gut health and feel your best daily.

Step 1: Take Your Personalized IsaBiome Daily Digestive Health System

The IsaBiome™ Daily Digestive Health System pairs probiotics with digestive enzymes for double the digestive support. The system is available in two versions — conventional diet and vegetarian diet — to best suit your personal gut microbiome.

Probiotic supplements can support overall health and well-being in a myriad of ways. Chief among these are digestive and immune support (1-3). Scientific studies are only beginning to uncover the many benefits of restoring microbial diversity in the gut (1-3).

Digestive enzymes can also encourage microbial diversity, which can help your stomach handle a rich, varied diet full of nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables. The enzymes work to break down your meals, easing digestion and helping you get the most from your food.

Step 2: Eat a Diet Rich in Fiber

Getting the right amount of fiber is essential for supporting a healthy, balanced digestive system. Yet, most people get far less fiber than they need.

While the Institute of Medicine recommends at least 25 grams of dietary fiber for women and 38 grams for men every day, only about 5 percent of adults meet this recommendation (4). According to a large national health survey, the average person gets just 16 grams of fiber a day, or about half of the minimum level that’s recommended to maintain good health (5).

Diets rich in fiber are associated with more successful weight loss and reduced risk for disease. That is why Isagenix provides so many snacks and shakes containing high amounts of fiber.

Several Isagenix products are good or excellent sources of fiber.

Product Grams of Fiber per Serving
FiberPro™ 5
Fiber Snacks™ 6
IsaLean® Shake 8
Plant-Based IsaLean Shake 8
IsaLean Bar 1-9 (depending on the flavor)
Plant-Based IsaLean Bar 8-11 (depending on the flavor)

 

Step 3: Try Prebiotics for Extra Support

Prebiotics can be thought of as food for probiotics, the living good bacteria in your gut. The fiber used in many IsaLean Shakes and FiberPro is prebiotic soluble fiber. The prebiotics you get from a balanced diet and Isagenix products work together with the IsaBiome Daily Digestive Health System to support your digestive health.

Step 4: Get Enough Magnesium With IsaFlush

Formulated with key minerals like magnesium and soothing herbal ingredients, IsaFlush® is a natural choice to support a balanced, regular digestive system and a healthy gut. Not to be confused with a laxative product, IsaFlush does not contain any harsh stimulants. It uses gentle magnesium to support improved water balance to promote normal intestinal function. It also provides soothing herbs like peppermint and hyssop for greater intestinal comfort and bentonite to aid in the elimination of waste.

Step 5: Turn to TumBliss

When a little extra comfort is needed, you can rely on the combination of dill, spearmint, peppermint, lemon, carrot seed, cardamom, lemon grass, and ginger in TumBliss™ for a calming experience. Not only does this blend offer a unique aroma, but the ingredients were also specifically chosen for their soothing effect on the gut.

Other “Gut” Factors

Your gut can also be highly affected by factors like stress level, age, and physical activity. Healthy lifestyle choices that can support gut health include limiting your consumption of highly processed and fatty foods, not smoking, reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, and staying properly hydrated.

By consuming a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other sources of fiber and using an Isagenix System, you can help support your gut for optimal health and wellness.

References

  1. Buford TW. (Dis)Trust your gut: the gut microbiome in age-related inflammation, health, and disease. Microbiome. 2017 Jul; 5: 80.
  2. Stephens Rw, Arhire L, and Covasa M. Gut microbiota: from microorganisms to metabolic organ influencing obesity. Obesity. 2018 May; 26(5): 801-809.
  3. Le Chatelier E, Nielsen T, Qin J, et al. Richness of human gut microbiome correlates with metabolic markers. Nature. 2013 Aug 29; 500: 541-6.
  4. Kechagia M, Basoulis D, Konstantopoulou S, et al. “Health Benefits of Probiotics: A Review,” ISRN Nutrition, vol. 2013, Article ID 481651, 7 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.5402/2013/481651.
  5. Sanders M E, Merenstein D, Merrifield CA, and Hutkins R. (2018), Probiotics for human use. Nutr Bull, 43: 212-225. doi:10.1111/nbu.12334

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