Gut Health and Agni Power: The Dynamic Duo for Optimal Health
Health is a blessing that we do not appreciate until we get sick.
Do you know what is the most crucial part of our body on which our health depends? It's our gut.
The unsung hero of our well-being is the gut, which handles a dizzying variety of meals and separates the good stuff for our bodies to use as fuel.
How Our Gut Works
Now, let's see how our gut works. Imagine your gut as a small town where lives two tribes; prebiotics and probiotics. We can name this town Agni Power.
Agni is a Sanskrit term that refers to the concept of digestive fire in Ayurveda.
Now, back to the town! These tiny organisms help the gut digest food, extract the nutrients and expel what's unnecessary.
What Research Says
It has been established with the evidence of research that gut health is responsible not for our physical but mental health as well.1
Now, it's up to us whether we help these microbiomes or make their lives difficult and then they will surely return the favor.
How To Be A Gut Ally
If we have healthy eating habits and we know how to calm our mind when stress hits us, we can aid our gut in its work and save ourselves from diseases.2
Trouble in Agni Town
If the residents of Agni Town are disturbed, how will they perform their tasks?
You might wonder what disturbs them?
Here are a few items; refined sugar, fried food, processed food, soft drinks, and artificial sweeteners.
When these bacteria are disturbed, they cause unpleasant symptoms like diarrhea, gas, heartburn, bloating, stomach pain, nausea, constipation, and bowel disease.3
A Healthy Gut is a Happy Gut
To promote a healthy microbiome in our bodies, we should provide our gut with a variety of fresh and organic foods that contain good bacteria.4
To maintain a healthy gut, we should eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of probiotics and prebiotics, and make sure we stay hydrated and exercise regularly.
An Unhealthy Gut is a Guilty Gut
Bad gut health can result in inflammation which causes serious conditions such as diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety and heart diseases.5,6
Imbalances in the gut microbiome can lead to skin issues acne & eczema.7
A Gut-Friendly Salad
Here is a yummy salad recipe for your town people. This salad is high in prebiotics and probiotics.
- 1 Apple
- 2 Bananas
- 1 Onion
- Few Chunks of Grapefruit
- Few Leaves of Lettuce
- 1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas
- Half Cup Yoghurt
- 1 Tbs Honey
- 7 Almonds
- Few Drops of Garlic Juice
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
Chop fruits and vegetables, mix all ingredients, and enjoy.
In a Gutshell
Since gut health is an essential component of our overall well-being, it's worth going the extra mile to keep it healthy and happy.
Curb your cravings. Make microbiomes your friends, take care of them and they will take care of you.