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So you want to have regular poops

The key to happiness is a healthy gut.

April 20, 2018

Are you pooping enough? Do you feel weighed down by the waste in your intestines? Are you feeling groggy? Bloated? Full of shit? Okay, sorry, I’m done.

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Everyone has a different bowel movement pattern, but on average, you should be pooping at least three times a week. Me? I poop almost every day, and I find that when my bowel movements are regular, I am more likely to be cheerful and energized. In order to have regular bowel movements, you have to support your digestive system.

There’s a lot of science behind the relationship between digestive health and mood. With 95% of the body’s serotonin receptors housed there, your bowels have a significant impact on not just how you feel physically, but emotionally as well.

Check out all the products below that will help you better absorb nutrients, pass that stool, and feel good about yourself.

Nutrition Now PB 8 Pro-Biotic Vegetarian Supplement, 120 Count

Fill that gut with good bacteria

Your gut and bowels need good bacteria to break down food and fight disease. If you eat a lot of fermented foods, you might not need to add this as a supplement. But if you're like me and love fried things, a probiotic is always good to have on deck.

$12 on Amazon

Lily of The Desert Aloe Vera Juice Whole Leaf, 16 Fluid Ounce

Good bacteria need a safe home

Aloe vera juice is what the health gurus like to call an "alkaline" drink. Meaning, it fights acidity in your body. That all sounds great and everything but the thing I like the most about aloe vera juice is it acts as a prebiotic, which means it creates a healthy environment in your digestive system for probiotics to flourish! It's best to ingest both prebiotics and probiotics from food, but aloe vera juice is a good thing to have in your fridge if you need a quick reset.

$9 on Amazon

Health-Ade Kombucha, Ginger-Lemon, 16 Ounce

It's bubbly and won't give you bubble guts

Every time I drink kombucha I'm almost guaranteed to have a smooth and happy poop. It has all the good stuff: bubbles, probiotics, more bubbles.

$48 on Amazon (Pack of 12)

American Health Papaya Enzyme with Chlorophyll

Help your body suck up all those nutrients

Digestive enzymes help your body better absorb nutrients. Before your food turns into the brown stuff (or, during, rather; I'm not sure, I'm not a doctor) your digestive system sucks up all those nutrients and gets rid of the waste. I like these enzymes because you can chew them and they're a tasty treat after a meal.

$6 on Amazon

Hikari Organic Miso Paste, White

Delicious, savory, and good for your gut

Miso soup is a yummy way to get some warm probiotics straight to your belly. Probiotic supplements take a little while to break down in your body, but sipping some soup can give your gut an instant boost. I like to buy miso paste and make the soup at home as a quick appetizer before a meal.

$10 on Amazon

Metamucil Daily Fiber Powder Supplement, 100% Natural Psyllium Husk

FIBER, FIBER, AND MORE FIBER!

The best place to get your fiber is from leafy greens and vegetables. But if you're ever slacking and haven't dropped any kids off in the pool in some time, Metamucil is a reliable alternative. Don't rely on it, though, because you should be eating more veggies anyway.

$12 on Amazon

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