October 6

Prioritize Your Gut Health to Promote Optimal Immune Function this Flu Season


Prioritize Your Gut Health to Promote Optimal Immune Function this Flu Season

Prioritize Your Gut Health to Promote Optimal Immune Function this Flu Season

COVID-19 has helped us to understand that immune health is important all year round, not just during flu season. Our body is equipped to fight what feels like a never-ending list of conditions we can encounter.

The connection between gut health and immune function is often overlooked. Healthy eating, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, is key to overall health, but that isn't the end of the story.

Probiotics and prebiotics play an essential role in balancing gut health. Immu-Probio is a highly potent probiotic containing a blend of 50 billion viable bacteria formulated with a prebiotic to aid in maintaining healthy intestinal flora.

What factors affect gut health?

An unhealthy gut can lead to chronic inflammation, which causes your immune system to work overtime and can contribute to harmful long-term health conditions like type 2 diabetes or heart disease. The best way to evaluate your gut health is to pay attention to your digestive system. Indicators of a healthy gut include regular, pain-free bowel movements and the absence of bloating and gas. If you experience a lot of constipation or diarrhea, as well as bloating-related abdominal pain, it's likely that your gut is not in optimal health. Diet is one of the most important aspects of gut health. Other factors include genetics, environment, medications, and stress. 

How can I improve my gut health?

A healthy and balanced gut microbiome fights inflammation in the body, improving overall health and immune function. Diet is one essential factor. This time of year, it is important to eat seasonally and include foods harvested for this season.

Examples of eating with the seasons include:

Brussel sprouts
Green beans

Even those who follow a healthy diet may find it challenging to understand the nuances of maintaining a healthy gut. 

An essential part of gut health is stimulating the growth of beneficial, disease-fighting microorganisms like fungi and bacteria. Prebiotics quite literally feed the development of these microorganisms in the gut. Probiotics are supplements that add to the number of healthy microbes in your gut.

Stay ahead of the game this flu season by keeping your body in optimal health and ready to fight off infection and illness. A well-formulated probiotic like Immu-Probio only needs to be taken once daily, making it easy for you to prioritize your gut health and immune function.

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