Gut Health And Ketosis

Gut Health And Ketosis

Gut Health And Ketosis

Why fart and waste it when you can burp and taste it? If you have been struggling with this quintessential question too, I’d like to introduce you to an alternate answer – A Healthy Gut.

A Healthy Gut

A healthy gut is like a machine with all its cogs and wheels functioning in perfect synchrony to provide energy to you. A healthy intake of protein, good fats and carbohydrates is the raw material, and the micro-organisms present in the gut act like an oiling system for this machine

Approximately 100 trillion microorganisms in the form of healthy bacteria exist in your gut only for the sole purpose of good digestion. 

Simply put, the breakdown and absorption of the food you eat is mainly guided by two factors in your gut – 

1. Stomach and Intestines (The Cogs and Wheels)

2. Micro-organisms (The Oil)

An Unhealthy Gut

Now, Imagine if a part of this machine caught on fire because someone – You – used the wrong raw material. 

In reality this would look like you eating a lot of processed carbohydrates, which would create so much inflammation in your gut that the healthy bacteria would likely run away, leaving behind a machine that makes weird sounds – the burps and the farts.

An unhealthy gut shows up in your life with burps and farts but stays on to give you bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, fatigue, sugar cravings, vitamin deficiencies, brain fog, acne and mood swings. 

A very good question to assess your own gut health here is – How do you feel after eating a meal? If your answer is – tired and uncomfortable – this basically means you have an unhealthy gut.

Solution – A Ketogenic Lifestyle 

A Ketogenic lifestyle, with high fats, low carbs and adequate intake of protein is an anti-inflammatory diet that entirely shifts your body from a glucose based metabolism to a ketone based metabolism.

The elimination of sugar and processed carbohydrates in a Ketogenic Lifestyle reduces inflammation in your gut whereas a healthy intake of fibre and protein helps in regeneration of the gut bacteria, boosts metabolism and helps in better digestion of food.

The best take away here, however, is the intake of healthy fats in the form of omega 3 fatty acids which balances the pH of your gut and makes it comfortable for the healthy bacteria to live in again. 

To summarise, a Ketogenic Lifestyle 

  • Helps in regeneration of gut bacteria 
  • Balances pH of the gut 
  • Helps in better digestion 
  • Improves metabolism 
  • Gets rid of those burps and farts 

It’s like appointing a manager to look over the smooth functioning of your machine so that you can chill and focus on other important things – like Netflix? 

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Written by
Dr. Shambhavi Chaurasia
MBBS, KetoDoc

You can check out posts about Gut Health on Ketorets Instagram page
Link : Gut Health

You can also check out this recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter (peanuts are very good source of omega 3 fatty acids) Link: Keto Home Made Peanut Butter Recipe

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