Nutrition, Gut Health, And Athletic Performance
Is there a best way to use nutrition to improve athletic performance? Getting the most from foods eaten is important to athletes and their gut health.
Most athletes rarely give consideration to their guts, but they should. Why? It is from within their guts and digestion that athletic performance can be improved. This improvement can be large or small, but it can be the difference between crashing and burning or powering through towards the finish line. But there's so much more to it than eating.
Prebiotics: The Most Important Part Of Health
Is there a food that improves probiotics? Probiotics are living things and need food, so what are the foods that probiotics need?
Today I'm going to be talking about prebiotics. Now I bet you probably thought I was going to be talking about probiotics or dietary fiber in terms of your overall gut health. But actually prebiotics are that silent partner, really the glue that I think holds all the of this together.
Essentially, what is a prebiotic? Prebiotics are just simply foods that the probiotics feed off of. The best way that I like to explain it, let's say that you have a lawn that you're trying to start, you throw down the grass seed, which are the probiotics. You have to throw down some fertilizer to get that grass growing good, green and strong.
Can Prebiotics Help With Acid Reflux?
What is prebiotic fiber? Is it beneficial to our gut bacteria and digestive health? In today's episode of the Go With Your Gut Podcast, I look at what I think is a food group that is absolutely vital to better gut health and digestion: prebiotics and prebiotic foods.
It seems everyone knows what a probiotic is, but rarely do people mention prebiotics in the same breath. It's important to know the differences between probiotics and prebiotics simply because one is living bacteria and one is food for that living bacteria. The old adage "You Are What You Eat" holds true for our gut bacteria too. If you want to read more, or listen to or download this podcast, follow the link.
These podcasts are an extension of me sharing what I believe is the source to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually: a strong gut.