A Guide to Gut Health

A Troo Guide to gut health

Having a healthy gut can help to protect you against disease and support both your physical and mental health.

Before we get into the whys, let’s start with a very important what. When we talk about the gut, we are referring specifically to the gut microbiome. The microbiome is the collective name for more than 10,000 species of bacteria which can be found in the gut. These bacteria even have their own genes, which outweigh human genes by 100:1.

You might think that you just need to eat the right stuff to get a healthy gut and whilst food is an integral aspect in helping to look after your gut microbiome, it’s also important to understand how exercise, sleep and reducing your stress can impact on the health of your gut.

If you haven’t already guessed, we’re sort of obsessed with gut health and we want you to be too so we’ve got some great blogs which should help you learn some interesting stuff but hopefully put some of the tips, suggestions and advice into action. 

Food and gut health

Food and gut health

It's no surprise that the food we eat directly affects our gut health but how it does that is less understood. We look at what food we should be eating and how to support a healthy gut through our diet.  
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Exercise and gut health

Exercise and gut health

We know that exercise is important for our overall physical and mental health, but it can also have a positive effect on our gut health, and vice versa, our gut health can affect our physical performance. 
Sleep and gut health

Sleep and gut health

There is a symbiotic link between sleep and gut health. Emerging research has shown that whilst getting a good night's sleep can support the health of our gut microbiome, a healthy gut can also lead to improved sleep. 
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stress and gut health

Stress and gut health

The impact of stress on our health is not to be underestimated. It can change the way we think, feel and can cause physical changes in our gut which in turn, impacts on our overall health. 

General gut health

Interest in gut health is growing and as result, there's more and more for us to digest (pun absolutely intended). In this part of the guide, we want to give you a general overview of all things gut health related.
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