Give Your Gut Some Love

Do you have stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn? These can all be signs of the gut that needs some love. It may be time to support your gut microbiome! Eating probiotic foods can help you repair your gut and build-up your microbiome. Try adding some of these healthy gut foods to your diet.

Fermented Foods

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Fermented foods are abundant in probiotic bacteria and enzymes, so by consuming fermented foods you are adding some love to your overall intestinal flora. This increases the health of your gut microbiome, digestive system, and enhances the immune system. Probiotic foods, such as live yogurt, have been known to encourage more microbes to grow. Fermented food that are popular is supporting gut health are: Sauerkraut, Kombucha, Kefir, Yogurt, Salt Fermented Pickles, Feta Cheese, Olives, Natto, Miso, and Sourdough.

Try 2 Tablespoons of Raw Fresh Sauerkraut or take a ½ Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in 6 oz. water 10 Min before a meal for a daily boost of probiotics!

Ginger

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Ginger is normally a super-food that is connected to stomach health and easing stomach issues and decreasing nauseous. This super-food can also help with overall digestion. Ginger is also linked to increasing immune system health. If you have poor digestion, sluggish digestion, or issues with ulcers that can cause your body to work overtime to combat the toxins. The part of your body that works the hardest in this case is the immune system. Ginger help soothe the stomach and helps the digestive tract move the toxins through which can take the pressure off your immune system and help give it a boost.

Try a cup of soothing ginger tea or add fresh ginger to recipes call for ginger powder, to add a boost to your gut health.

Plant-based Foods

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Fiber in plant foods feeds your healthy gut bacteria (microbiome). A robust gut microbiome can improve your immunity when you eat a wide range of plant-based foods such as leafy salads, pears, avocados, or raspberries. It is recommended to avoid highly processed plant-foods which may eliminate many of the gut-health benefits.

Try using clean plant-based oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil in place of other fats when you can to double up on your plant-based foods.

Adding a variety of healthy gut foods will add goodness to your gut microbiome and may help to boost your immune system and bring balance to your body.

Published by HealthGuruGal

I'm inspired to share my health journey, knowledge, and discoveries with those that feel drawn toward a healthy life and strive to make positive steps toward optimal wellness, mindfulness, and being a whole person. Interesting things about me: Olympic gold medalist 1996, mom of 3 sons, performed with Cirque du Soliel's "O", taught yoga for many years, and love art and creativity, and I beleive everyone has AMAZING inside of them!

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