“7” Food Hacks To Improve Gut Health for RNY & VSG Patients
Cook your own meals. The quickest way to restore your gut is to change what you’re eating. Sounds simple right? Life is busy so it’s easy to fall back into old habits. In order to get back in the kitchen cooking, start simple. Eating whole real foods doesn’t have to be complicated. If you don’t know what to cook, check out our recipes.
Take your lunch to work. Don’t be unprepared and have to rely on vending machines, and take out. Take leftovers or prepare food that can be eaten for several days. Check out our Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe.
Make exercise a priority. Exercise is found to boost beneficial bacteria especially HIIT, but extreme exercisers(several hours daily/tri-athlete/ multi-marathoner) may find themselves struggling with more gut problems. So finding a healthy balance that works is key.
Drink green protein smoothies for an extra dose of pro & prebiotics. Green protein smoothies are delicious and easy to make. Plus, they are a great way to sneak in pro & prebiotics from fruits, veggies, yogurt & kefir. Check out our Green Ginger Lime Protein Smoothie packed with probiotics.
Take a probiotic with prebiotics. Studies show weight loss surgery patients who take a quality probiotic daily are able to achieve greater weight loss and eliminate common digestion problems. Probiotics with guaranteed potency help with digestion, inflammation & vitamin absorption, all critical for your health.
Quality sleep is an absolute must. Studies tell us that gut microbes shape the architecture of sleep. If you aren’t sleeping well, it may be time to work on healing your gut. Check out more information & recipes here.