Poor gut health can lead to various health issues can cause serious pain and discomfort.
Well, it doesn't have to be that way!
Today, your favorite flavored sparkling water brings you a blog with 5 ways to improve your gut health and the best part? You've probably heard of every single one!
Mushrooms are a great way to fill out a meal without adding so many calories. Did you know 100g of them contains just 22 calories?! That's almost the same as our blackberry soda.
That's not the only exciting thing this fungi has to offer. Studies have discovered that eating more white mushrooms can have a big impact on achieving your weight-loss goal by improving gut health.
#2: Two Apples A Day Keeps The Gut Hip-Hooray
Apple pectin in a prebiotic, which encourages the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
A Japanese study found positive changes in volunteers who consumed two apples a day! They mentioned that Granny Smith was the best apple variety to have.
Our apple soda tastes like a Granny Smith apple so it looks like we are doing something right!
#3: Get Your Cardio On
I'll be honest, this wasn't my favorite one to read but the good news is, it pertains to endurance exercise!
This means you can go for a nice, long leisurely walk or jog and not have to push yourself too hard. It's all about building up that endurance. This produces short-chain fatty acids that are crucial to colon health and energy production.
#4: Get Pickled
When I first heard the term "pickled" I was a bit concerned because I am not a huge fan of pickles. I don't mind cucumbers and I even enjoy our refreshing cucumber soda, but pickles? No thanks.
Then I discovered pickled foods don't actually taste like pickles and my whole world changed!
Yours might too if you start adding more pickled foods to your diet, for example: kefir, kombucha and kimchi. Fermented foods such as these fill your gut with healthy bacteria and promote digestion.
You read that right, I said relax!
A study done in 2015 found that yoga and meditation induces genetic changes in the body that aids gut health.
If you want a few other reasons to get on the yoga train, check out our happy soda blog post, "9 Incredible Benefits of Yoga".
The Best Way To Get There, Is To Start
Even though these 5 ways to improve gut health aren't so difficult, it can be overwhelming to try and do them all at once.
It's like trying to quit traditional soda, it's not easy! But it can be accomplished if you simply start. Try substituting in one Wave Soda a day when you would normally grab a sugary soda.
In a similar way, try adding one of these gut health improvements to your day, each day, until they no longer feel like a burden but they become second nature!
Slowly but surely you will get there, it's all about starting the journey!