Research in the past few years has found something so cool. Our gut TALKS to our muscles!
The connection between our gut and muscles is called the “GUT-MUSCLE AXIS.” When our gut has plenty of healthy bacteria, they send signals to our muscles to grow & be strong.
HOW THE CONNECTION WORKS
When our gut has plenty of good bacteria, they produce beneficial compounds like Short Chain Fatty Acids which send powerful signals to our whole body, including muscle. Specifically, a healthy gut sends messages to…
💪Increase Muscle Protein Synthesis
More muscle protein synthesis means more muscle growth.
💪Increase Mitochondria Growth
More mitochondria means more energy factories to fuel our cells.
💪Increase Glycogen Production
More glycogen means more energy storage to use when we need it.
Less inflammation means better muscle recovery & function.
BOTTOM LINE: A healthy gut promotes muscle growth + muscle energy + muscle function!
TWO STEPS TO BETTER GUT HEALTH
You can boost the good bacteria in your gut & get them talking to your muscle in just two steps…
STEP 1: DIET VARIETY
Research has found people who eat more than 30 different types of plants each week have more diverse good bacteria in their gut than people who are only eating 10 different types of plants each week.
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STEP 2: FERMENTED FOODS
Research has found people eating 4-6 servings of fermented foods daily can decrease inflammation and increase the diversity of good bacteria in their gut.
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BONUS: REGULAR EXERCISE
Research has found regular exercise can help increase good gut bacteria! So not only is our gut talking to our muscles, our muscles send messages to our gut. So it’s a back & forth communication between them. So cool.