Gut Health: Is it something you think of daily?
Looking at our lives
Over the last 9 months our world got turned upside down with falling ill with covid. Although we have come a long way in the last 9 months and each day is getting slightly easier, I have been thinking a lot about our gut health over the last 9 months and reflecting back. We unfortunately ate some really bad foods when we were really ill. We have two small children so we were cooking vegetable sauces to blitz up and serve with pasta a lot of the time, as it was easy and the kids love pasta so it was our way of getting some veg into them in a quick meal. I was also making lots of cakes with them as I had mum guilt that I wasn't able to do much with them as I felt so ill and by cooking cakes we had time together and it brought them some joy when eating what they had made. But somehow we made it through the toughest time we have all faced together yet...
Over the summer we had lots of BBQ's and again easy meals but over past 4 weeks we have completely changed and gone back to eating low GI foods, lots more fresh food. And I have to say I don't feel as bloated as I was, I have lost some weight which I gained through eating badly and I am able to do so much more than I was. I still have a long way to go in defeating covid but for now I am having a mini celebration of how far we have come.
Whilst I was in a health food shop lately I picked up this from Organergy to see if it would help. We have eaten this a few times over the last couple of days and its great on top of salads, hummus, soups etc. I have to say it is very tasty and I do feel better for having it in our diet currently. I was more impressed when I found out it is a local business to ourselves from Lewes so I have had double satisfaction knowing that I am helping my gut and a local business out. One area I will be looking at over the coming weeks is getting more fermented foods into our diet and high resistant starches to help promote a better gut health in us all.