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:
the absorption of nutrients
Some great child-friendly probiotic rich foods include:
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