Vegan Diets & Gut Health

The digestive system is a complex network in your body. Designed to maximise the nutrient gain from everything you put into your body, it consists of interconnected specialised organs, each facilitating a different digestive process. One of the most crucial areas to take care of is the intestine.

Not looking after your gut can lead to a range of health issues ranging from the annoying or embarrassing symptoms to lesser known manifestations of gut problems.

Some common symptoms of poor gut health include frequent indigestion, constipation and/or diarrhoea, stomach cramping, gas, incomplete digestion of food, bad breath, bloating and irregular bowel movements.

Believe it or not, the functioning of your gut has widespread implications on many different areas of your body. The health of your gut and the efficiency of your nutrient digestion is clearly going to affect your energy levels.

If your bacteria are finding it hard to digest and absorb nutrients into your bloodstream, you may experience symptoms of fatigue and tiredness or sluggishness more often.

The health of your gut also impacts upon your skin health. An inflamed gut caused by a lack of dietary fibre or consumption of dietary allergens can result in skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.