Elevate Christian Network :: Health and Wellness
Gut Health: Today, the emergence of scientific evidence on the role of the human microbiome, and the importance of a healthy gut, meets a consumer who is thirsty for weight management and a bloat-free life. As a result, gut health is fast becoming a new lifestyle approach that will affect food and beverages, vitamins and supplements, and beauty.
According to most recent data by the World Health Organization, in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Overall, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight and 13% of the world population were obese. (11% of men and 15% of women). 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese.
Rising Rates of Obesity
If rates of obesity continue to rise, it is estimated that by 2025 18% of men and 21% of women worldwide will be obese (Source: WHO 2016, The Lancet Journal 2016) . In 2016 in the US, 174.11 million people say that they “watch their diet”, compared to 147.82 million who said they don’t (Statista, based on the U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS)).
When asked why they are watching their diets (multiple answers allowed), 81% of consumers who are watching their diets said they were trying to lose weight (55% of consumers) or maintain weight (a further 26%).
Indeed, consumers, suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms, are turning to allergen-free diets in an attempt to decrease digestion discomfort, even if they were not diagnosed by a professional as intolerant or allergic.
(TEDx Talks) The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut.
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Healing the Gut with Stews, Soups and Supplements – ProHealth Nearly everyone nowadays, including those with chronic Lyme disease, have a damaged gut and “leaky gut syndrome,” due to factors such as microbial infections, environmental toxins, and stress. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which undigested food …
New health water created in Blacksburg hits the market – Roanoke Times So he decided to launch a parallel company, Pervida, with a line of nutritional products that rely on the same gut-healing benefits. The first product is a health water infused with punicic acid, which is found in pomegranate seed oil. It has a mild …
Health effects of probiotics: Where do we stand? – CNN In 2010, a systematic review paper in the journal Gut found that probiotics were helpful in treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, compared with a placebo or no treatment. Yet the magnitude of benefit and most effective species of probiotic …