Eating For A Healthy Gut

egglrock blog photo What's Eating You?

by: Laura L. Rokosz, PhD

Your Microbiome: Your Microbiome serves as the perfect host for all of the microbes (aka probiotics) that live in and on your body. Did you know that you harbor ten times more microbial matter than all of your human cells combined? As frightening as this may sound your microbiome serves a very important purpose. It enables digestion, supports your immune system and protects you from unwanted invaders. A breakdown of your microbiome will lead to a host of inflammatory diseases. Take good care of your microbiome and it will take good care of you.

Probiotics: To ensure a strong microbiome be sure to enrich your diet with fermented foods containing healthy probiotics. Examples of such foods include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi and fermented vegetables such as pickles. Probiotic supplements are recommended for those suffering from intestinal or digestive distress. Look for supplements that deliver 20-50 billion live organisms per dose and contain a combination of different strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

Prebiotics: To maintain a healthy gut you need to feed your microbiome food that it loves. These foods are referred to as prebiotics, which are non-digestible carbohydrates that help your good bacteria flourish. Prebiotics can be found in artichokes, garlic, beans, oats, onions, asparagus or any green leafy vegetable.

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