The foods you eat will undoubtedly impact your body and quality of life either positively or negatively. You get to choose some of what goes on and into your body.
So aside from eating fruits and veggies, I choose to drink them as well, along with super and fermented foods to optimize my gut health.
Indulging in juices and smoothies has become a daily self-care ritual because they work to support my health and well-being. I’ve learned what ingredients work from great teachers, both western and eastern, and my own body. And as I age and my body changes, I’ll continue to adjust to suit my needs.
A Gut Loving Recipe
1 cups of spinach
1 cups of kale (bitter is better for the liver)
2 cups of liquid (rice/cashew milk used)
1 cups of frozen pineapple
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Dash of Angostura bitters of Swedish bitters (optional)
Our brain, metabolism, skin, hormone, sleep, thyroid and digestive system are all connected to our gut, the second brain.
And if you’re confused about what the gut entails, here is a breakdown: ( mouth, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, small intestine, large intestine and rectum) Eat foods that optimize bacterial growth, eliminate bacterial overgrowth, improve skin’s health, improve mood and digestive health, regulate hormones/estrogen, optimize immune health and more.
Currently, I’m in the throes of perimenopause, so my hormones are having their last hoorah in preparation for the final pause. And juices, yet again have come to the rescue.
I can’t tell you enough how nourishing your gut supports the perimenopause and menopause process. Mine have been mostly peaceful so far. Some mild but weird symptoms, and mild hot flashes I could count on one hand have popped up, but nothing I would consider painful and unpleasant. And though I don’t know what the future and final pause has in store for me, I do know I’ll be leaning into nature and its powerful aides.