3 Signs You Actually Have Great Gut Health

1. You feel energized and clear-headed


It turns out that not needing an afternoon nap (or a cup of coffee to wake you up) may be a sign that your digestive system is working well. Dr. Pimentel says that the science behind this is simple: whether we know it or not, the process of digestion takes a lot of energy. “When you’re busy digesting all the time or you’re experiencing issues with digestion, more of your energy stores are going towards your stomach and not necessarily your brain, lungs, and other internal systems. When digestion is smooth, you’ll likely feel less fatigued, because your energy can be used elsewhere in the body.”