If you are struggling with gut issues by now you probably understand that food and nutrition severly effect how our bodies feel on a daily basis.
Whether it's gas, bloating, having to run to the toilet after a meal, constipation or feeling tired and lethargic these can all be caused by what we eat on a daily basis,
The problem is all the diet advice out there has been generally geared towards low fat, weightloss only, counting calories or unsustainable diets that you can't maintain for life.
All of these approaches will never heal your gut because they do not focus on micronutrients and key amino acids that are essential for healing your gut issues and allowing your hormones to function optimally.
If you are wanting to lose weight aswell do not worry because when you heal your gut and have your body digesting and functioning efficiently you will lose weight & stubborn bodyfat almost effortlessly anyway.
If you have been following us at Love Ya Guts for some you may know we are huge on slow cooked meals but now we want to explain in more in a little bit more detail why
1. Slow cooking actually pre digests your food making vitamins & amino acids more bioavailable and absorbable
2. When you cook meat with the bone in Amino acids like glutamine are released
Glutamine is essential for
- Sealing the gut lining
- Immune Function
- Muscle Recovery
3. During the slow cooking process gelatin and collagen are released
- These are essential for helping rebuild the gut lining, IBS issues, irregular bowel movement and hair, skin and nail health due to the amino acids glycine and keratin.
Glycine also stimulates serotonin which is our "feel good" hormone and converts to melatonin which is essential for quality sleep.
4. Slow cooking helps produce our bodies most powerful anti-oxidant Glutathione
Glutathione is essential for
- Creating healthy cells in our bodies
- Immune function
- Energy Production
- Dealing with excessive stress
- Liver function
- Brain & Skin Health
5. Slow cooked meats are a good source of saturated fats and healthy cholesterol
Despite what you may have been told over the years, cholesterol is much needed for our brains to function effectively, to create sex hormones for reproductive health and maintain clear and healthy skin and absorb fat soluble vitamins like A,E,D & K.
Note: If you are eating seed and vegetable oils these are not good sources of cholesterol and are highly inflammatory compared to fat sources such as Ghee, Tallow, Avocado, Egg Yolks, Bone Marrow, Coconut Oil.