The skin has long been viewed as an indicator of internal issues, so if you've had both ongoing gut troubles and skin problems, the two could actually be more closely related than you might think. Taking care of your gut can actually give you radiant and glowy skin. Do we have your attention now?
So, according to The Nourish LIfe, “Gut problems and indigestion can actually affect the way your body retains nutrients found in your diet. This can lead to poor nutrient absorption and potentially exacerbating existing skin conditions.”
Therefore, if you're not getting enough nutrients or digesting food properly due to poor gut health, your skin won't receive the nutrition it needs to support it. This affects skin elasticity and collagen production, and let´s be honest, no one wants that to happen, right?
How can you ensure a radiant skin?
You must aim for a predominance of good bacteria over the bad bacteria in your so lovable-gut. An abundance of bad bacteria can be the cause of your skin problems, from acne, rosacea, premature ageing of the skin to other health issues.
In fact, a study published in the journal Nutrition actually showed that acne patients who consumed probiotics in the form of a fermented milk drink lead to a reduction in acne lesions. Pretty amazing, right?
People who have a healthier gut, aka, who-drink-Waku-constantly, may have a more moisturised, hydrated and protected skin. Not to mention, a more pore-less, youthful, skin and of course, a very, very happy gut.
Keep reading and you'll find some amazing tips for you to accomplish this radiant skin we keep going on and on about...
Waku´s tips to ensure that the good bacteria is winning
- Drink Waku! Seriously, every one of our blends contain herbs that will help your digestive health, such as chamomile, ginger, mint, lemon, lemongrass, rose, escancel, spearmint, white malva, red root amaranth, lemon balms, lemon verbena, white basil, black basil, fennel, sweet oregano and more.
- Eat low human intervention foods.
- Eat foods rich in prebiotics, like asparagus, bananas, garlic, artichokes, kefir and onions.
- Eat probiotic-rich, lacto-fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kefir and yoghurt.
- The combination of prebiotics and probiotics helps promote a healthy gut more than either consumed alone.
- Eat smaller bites and chew food slowly.
- Eat more alkalising foods like those yummy green leafy vegetables.
- Add spices such as garlic, ginger, cumin, cayenne and black pepper to your proteins to help digestion.
- Include chlorophyll-rich greens in your meals, such as celery, alfalfa and sea vegetables as well as fibre-rich foods.
- Try to avoid refined foods and sugar. We know it's hard, but a Waku drink can keep your sugar cravings far away.