Healthy Gut, Happy Goals

The first month of the year brings a surge of resolution and goals, and there’s a little-known secret that might just make yours easier to achieve—cultivating a healthy gut can significantly impact your success across a variety of goals! 

We know it sounds a little crazy, but hear us out. Here are four goals that having a healthy gut may help you achieve this year. 

1. Weight-Related Goals

Weight management of some kind or another is a common resolution, and your gut microbiome can play a pivotal role in helping you achieve it. Metabolism plays an important role in weight management, but what you may not realize is that it’s also closely connected to the gut. Research indicates that individuals with a diverse and balanced gut microbiome tend to have and maintain a healthier weight. 

2. Fitness-Related Goals 

Fitness goals extend beyond just shedding pounds and can include things like increasing endurance or building muscle. Gut health influences muscle recovery, which is a vital aspect of overall fitness no matter what goals you are pursuing. Additionally, the state of your gut also plays an important role in controlling the amount of energy you expend during your workouts, which indicates that it may be a key factor in enhancing your athletic performance. 

3. Diet-Related Goals 

The connection between diet and your gut is a two-way street. Your diet impacts the composition of your gut microbiome while the health of your gut influences your food choices, all thanks to the gut-brain axis. This connection between your gut and your brain allows your gut to play a role in appetite control as well as the regulation of hormones like ghrelin and leptin which manage feelings of hunger and fullness. 

4. Mental Health-Related Goals 

Beyond physical health, your gut significantly influences mental well-being through the gut-brain axis. Certain gut bacteria are known to produce neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin that are essential for mood regulation. This goes to show that if improving your mental health is a priority this year, taking better care of your gut may help. 

Needless to say, no matter what your goals are for this year, taking care of your gut can help. And what better way to do that than with the convenient daily gut health packets we call Essentials

Grab yourself a box today and set out on your journey to better gut health so you can be well on your way to reaching your goals this year.