It is vital that we give utmost care to our health, but more often than not, we relegate our health and wellness to the background because of all the other stuff we have on our agenda for each day. Our work, never-ending deadlines, children – we put all that first and think about our health only when we find a few minutes to spare.
Needless to say, that's not the way to live a healthy life. Here are five health and wellness trends for 2018.
1. Take Care of Your Gut Flora
Your stomach health is essential for your overall health, so you should take really good care of your gut flora. You need to pay attention to your gut, in the literal sense, and make needed changes if it tells you that some diets simply don’t agree with you.
As you surely know, it all begins with your diet. As they say, you're what you eat. Ensure you eat a lot of plant-based probiotic foods, like pickles, sauerkraut, tempeh, and kefir, because they'll stimulate the production of good bacteria that'll fight off the bad bacteria in your gut.
The same applies to prebiotic foods, such as onion, cabbage, asparagus, bananas, garlic, broccoli, and apples, to name just a few. Also, shun fast food, as it holds a lot of sugar, fat, and lower your sugar consumption in order to keep bad bacteria away from your gut.