All machines need maintenance. And your body is no exception. Make sure you have morning routines in place that your gut flora approves of!
It feels good to take steps towards improving your health. Consistently taking these steps will get you towards your goal faster. So make sure your routines are aiding you on your journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps get up just before the sun rises so you can really see the day get started and wake up together. A simple and concrete tip is to start the day with a glass of water. Prepare a glass and place it next to the bed in the evening. Rinsing the body on the inside keeps the gastrointestinal tract active, counteracts constipation and speeds up digestion.
Four morning routines for maintaining the balance of the gut flora
1. Relieve stress
Stress is harmful in many ways. Not least to the gut flora. So figure out ways to relieve stress that work for you. Find a routine that helps you stay calm, unwind and deal with anxiety. Perhaps you could remain in bed for a while in the morning, take 10 deep breaths and meditate? The idea is to become mindful of the body and to find an inner peace that helps you remain centred, even when life gets tumultuous. There are many apps and websites that can help you with this if you need inspiration and guidance.
2. Wake up the body
Cats seem to be good at waking up the body in a loving and respectful way. They take their time to softly stretch and bring their bodies to life after a restful night’s sleep. You should do the same. Perhaps you could take a nice morning walk for 15-30 minutes, or do some yoga on the bedroom rug? Research has shown that the composition and activity of the intestinal microbes are affected by exercise. When you move your body, the intestinal bacteria that are responsible for forming short-chain fatty acids increase in number, which helps protect you against various diseases.
3. Take your supplements
The body needs to be refuelled, just like other vehicles. Start the day by taking your supplements – before or along with your breakfast. Keep in mind that certain vitamins are fat-soluble and should therefore be taken with food – e.g. vitamin D and vitamin A. Our favourites supplements are Stig’s turmeric shot, Omega-3, vitamin D and Synbiotics, which all help the body function optimally. Put a post-it note on the cabinet doors in the kitchen or maybe on the shower handle so you don’t forget.
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4. Eat a high-fibre breakfast
Fuel yourself with a breakfast full of dietary fibre from the plant kingdom that won’t get broken down by your digestive system, but instead passes all the way down to the colon. Here, the intestinal bacteria break the fibre down into short-chain fatty acids that support the function of the gut flora. It also helps the body maintain stable blood glucose levels and lowers levels of lipids in the blood. These health-promoting fibres can, for example, be found in vegetables, fruit, nuts and in whole grains such as oats, amaranth and buckwheat. For inspiration, check out our favourite recipes.
Through hydration, light exercise, stress management, and proper nutrition you can ensure that you give yourself, and your gut bacteria, a loving start to the day. You deserve it!
A supplement for your gut health
Want more energy and less bloating? It might be time to take better care of your gut. To strengthen or restore the balance in your gut flora, it's important you feed your gut with a daily dose of pre- and probiotics. A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is usually sufficient. If you want an extra boost or make sure you get a daily dose of good bacteria, you can complement your diet with a supplement.
Why should you take Synbiotic15?
A daily dose of Synbiotic15 helps to boost your immune system, improve your digestion, prevent inflammation, strengthen your gut flora, improve your skin and take care of simple stomach problems. It's a powdered mix of 4 patented lactic acid bacteria and 4 grams of prebiotic fibres, which act as food for the good bacteria. Based on over 15 years of research, developed in Sweden and 100% natural.
Add it to your daily (morning) routine and stir it in water, mix it with your smoothie, or take it as is! Get started today. Buy Synbiotic15 now.