Collagen for Gut Health

Collagen for Gut Health

10 Feb 201919:49

Gut health issues are centre stage in today’s world led by new scientific discovery.

Antibiotics are the last resorts for medical staff as the antibiotics kill off good bacteria and bad bacteria and the bad bacteria build up a resistance to the antibiotics strain being used. When all the bacteria in our gut is killed of our gut ecology is affected.

The gut houses millions of good bacteria and bad bacteria.  The key to a healthy gut is to build up and keep healthy the good bacteria in your gut.

Prebiotic foods feed the good bacteria (probiotics) in the colon to build up good bacteria populations in the gut.

Prebiotic foods include garlic, onions, asparagus, bananas, leeks, apples, radishes, sweet potato.

While the gut was once viewed as our digestive system alone, it’s now known to affect everything from our mental health to our skin.

Part of the reason our gut is so important is because of the billions of microbes that live in there and create the delicate “gut microbiome” (your body actually hosts more bacteria than it does cells!). The microbiome helps us digest our food and keep our immunity up, and there should be a healthy amount of “good” bacteria to keep things running smoothly. But the systems of our bodies work symbiotically, and your gut happens to be right smack in the heart and center of it all — which partly explains why gut health actually directly affects so many things you wouldn’t expect. 

Gut health is affected by all sorts of factors. Everything from the food we eat, our stress levels and lifestyle choices. “Certain external factors, including food, infections, toxins, and stress, can break apart the tight junctions in your intestinal wall … Once this happens, you have a leaky gut,” explained Dr. Amy Myers on her site. “When your gut is leaky, [things] that were never meant to get through (toxins, microbes, and undigested food particles) can escape into your bloodstream.” Leaky gut syndrome has become a bit of a catch-all term for not-yet-diagnosed gut issues in general, but when it’s happening, your body reportedly goes into attack mode because it identifies the gut leakage in your bloodstream as potential pathogens — and that can cause a wide range of symptoms and health issues. Assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, apparently claimed that leaky gut syndrome “is likely to emerge as one of the most significant medical concepts of our time.”

Collagen and gelatin may help repair leaky gut when used with a healthy diet and exercise.

Enjoy this NesProteins drink to soothe the gut for breakfast or as an afternoon pick me up!

– 250ml milk (almond, soy etc)

– 1 scoop NesProteins Collagen

– 1 banana

– 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

– 1 cup ice cubes

optional: 2 teaspoons pure maple honey