Your gut is often referred to as the “second brain.” Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “brain in your gut” is revolutionizing our understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think.
“As well as being implicated in mental health issues, it's also thought the gut microbiome may influence our athleticism, weight, immune function, inflammation, allergies, metabolism and appetite.”
QUOTE: The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection
We know how hectic life can be and it’s hard to know what to prioritise and when. However, there is one area that seems to be pivotal to the way our body functions; the gut.
If your gut health changes and loses its natural balance, then there is potential for digestion & nutrient absorption issues. This is a problem to athletes. Not only that but athletes can be at a higher risk of gut issues due to the stress they put their bodies through during intensive exercise.
We all know nutrition is important in sport, but it’s no longer a case of you are what you eat, you are what you’re able to absorb!