If your gut health changes and loses its natural balance, then there is potential for digestion & nutrient absorption issues, both a disaster for athletes. Not only that but athlete’s 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!
YOUR SECOND BRAIN02
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 medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think.
THE PSYCHOBIOTIC REVOLUTION03
“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