I’ve had so many messages from you guys asking exactly what I took and ate during this journey that I wanted to document it for you! And please if you have ever struggled with any of the issues I have experienced or any of the issues that that indicate a gut bacteria imbalance, take control of your gut health and feel better!! Don’t suffer!
Here’s what I did to get my gut back on track and my tips for you!
1. Take a probiotic and digestive enzyme!
If you do nothing else for your gut health, this is the BIGGIE! One of the biggest reasons we experience digestive issues or any of the struggles I mentioned is due to a lack in beneficial bacteria and too much of the unhealthy kind. Feed the good bacteria in your gut!!
I took my probiotic with my breakfast every morning.
Before you buy a probiotic, make sure you research it as not all are created equal! I used the Ultimate Probiotic by Silver Fern Brand. It’s a broad spectrum probiotic and has a 100% survivability rate which means the probiotics don't die from your stomach acid (aka make it basically pointless).
I also took the Digestive Enzyme which I found SUPER helpful! Bye bye heartburn and gas!
They saved me when I ate hard to digest foods like salads, bowls of pasta at birthday parties and smoothies! Digestive enzymes work by breaking down the food you've just eaten and helps make it easier for your stomach to extract the nutrients. They take a ton of stress off your stomach.
I took my digestive enzyme before most meals.
2. Eat a clean diet!
I didn’t do anything super extreme here, but I kept my diet balanced and full of fresh vegetables! I tried to eat less sugar and reduce dairy and gluten which I know bother me. I drank lots of water and green tea.
3. Get your fiber!
Something I had struggled with was not getting enough fiber in my diet even though I was eating vegetables and whole grains. As a way to boost my fiber intake I also took the Tino™ Natural Prebiotic Fiber supplement. It’s water soluble, high fiber supplement that helped keep everything moving along if you know what I mean *wink wink*!
I used the fiber supplement every day in my coffee or a smoothie.
4. Switch your protein powder!
I had been using a whey protein powder that made my stomach hurt so bad! I never really connected that the protein powder I had been using was causing me trouble until I switched to the Plant Based Organic Protein Powder with Gut Health Boost by Silver Fern Brand.
Holy guacamole! I’m never going back to a whey based protein powder! This protein powder caused me ZERO discomfort and I had no gas from it. If you’ve ever used a protein powder and then had to go to gym with a stomach full of gas, you can relate!
I used the protein powder in smoothies, breakfast bars and energy bites. I used the protein powder almost every day.
Hopefully you guys found this helpful and I’m always here if you have additional questions!! I also did a review on my YouTube channel if you’d like to check it out!!
ALSO if you want to try any of these products use code “freshandbalanced” at checkout for %10 off!