Kids Gut Health

Health and Wealth

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. Today we are learning about kids gut health and how you can help them stay healthy and happy. Bacteria in your child’s gut plays an important role in keeping them healthy, both mentally and physically. Did you know your gut also influences 80% of your immune system which is needed to fight off bugs, and communicates with the rest of the body, particularly the brain.

The gut has many important functions such as:

aiding digestion

the absorption of nutrients

waste removal

Some great child-friendly probiotic rich foods include:

Yogurt 

Kefir

Fermented vegetables 

Tempeh

Child-friendly recipes:

Check out

https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/galleries/gut-feeling-15-easy-meals-improve-gut-health/smd0dquc

    Herbs that may help: 

    Lavender has been used  to promote relaxation and help with tummy aches 

    Ginger can reduce nausea, stimulate saliva and bile production, soothe the stomach and help ease motion-sickness. Also good for reducing gas and bloating

    Cinnamon has powerful healing properties is its anti-inflammatory effect

    Bay leaf is said to have strong effects on the gastrointestinal system, helping to decrease the toxicity of our bodies and even soothing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    Oregano is known to have an antimicrobial effect in the gut 

    Probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits when consumed or applied to the body. 

    Prebiotic’s are specialized plant fiber that acts as a fertilizer for the good bacteria already in the digestive system.

    If you have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) or FODMAPs intolerance, prebiotics are also not recommended.

    Check out https://www.hyperbiotics.com/blogs/recent-articles/gut-healthy-foods-on-a-budget for more information

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