The importance of intestines

Our intestines are also called our second brain. That’s because it has a whole ecosystem of microbes – when it’s healthy. A lot of diseases are caused by disbalance in the intestines. Besides digestive problems and skin diseases, our mood can be greatly affected. Too much processed food, sugars, antibiotics and trans fats will have a negative effect on the intestines. And don’t forget stress. We call it the second brain because they communicate in a two-way street.
To maintain our health, we need to maintain the microbes in our body. That means we need to feed them with proper ingredients. That’s why we use inulins, which serves as prebiotics. It can’t hurt to use probiotics now and then either.
If you regularly experience health problems, have a look at your diet and stresslevels. Cut back on meat and dairy products. A plant based diet usually enhances digestion. And lastly, start moving! Regular exercise stimulates the intestines to do their job better.
Do you think vegetarian food is boring? Look up Otto Lenghi, you won’t miss meat that much.

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What makes you gain fat?

One of the biggest misconceptions is that fat makes you fat! Yes, it can make you fat, but it usually is not the main problem. Most of us lead sedentary lives. That means we are very inactive because we move too little. Most of us don’t even move more than half an hour per day, which is the minimum activity for a healthy body.

And there is the problem. Our body burns mostly fat while in resting mode. It’s when we are really active at a higher heartrate, when we burn carbohydrates. Combine a inactive lifestyle with high carb intake, and voila, you gain fat.

Unfortunately, carbs are everywhere (hidden) in food. Even in pastasauce. Watch the video below.

So when you want to loose fat, do not fear fat, but avoid fast carbs like added sugar! That’s why we developed the endomorph formula. Use this to lower carb intake. Be aware though, that you only loose fat if your overall calorie intake is lower than your needs. So, if you eat too much protein and fat, you still gain weight. Luckily your appetite is fulfilled faster with the latter.

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