For a long time, the digestive system was seen as mostly separate from the rest of your body. It provided energy and nutrients while eliminating waste, but that was about it. It’s only in the last few decades that scientists and doctors have started to realize just how much affect the gut has—on almost everything.
Take the gut-brain axis, for example. Until recently, few people would believe that what you eat, and the state of your gut, could play a part in your mood and a wide range of mental health disorders, but, as recent groundbreaking research has shown, even complex problems such as anxiety and depression could be largely due to your digestive system and the bacteria that live in it.
Obesity is affected by your gut, too. So, for those of us who are looking at ways to fight off weight gain, having a healthy gut is an excellent place to start. In this infographic, we’ll explain what good gut health is, how it affects your body, and its impact on weight.
We’ve also listed some ways you can help your gut, so all you need to do to take the first step is start reading—and, remember, if you need any help or want to discuss a weight-loss program that really works, Bariatric Care Centers is here for you. Just call (713) 339-1353!
Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles, posts, infographics, or videos. All patients have individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be fully aware of.