Do you have a healthy gut? If you are bloated or constipated maybe you don’t.
Not that I truly want to know about the inner workings of your digestive system but if you are either of these there is good news.
Your diet can help with obtaining and maintaining a healthy gut.
A diet rich in probiotics and prebiotics can restore gut health. As I talked about a few posts back there are 3 times as many neurones in your gut than your brain and they are connected. Our gut is so important that it is called our second brain. We need to do whatever it takes to boost that brainpower and have a healthy gut.
Live microorganisms found in the gut aid towards the balance of healthy bacteria.
Found in non-digestible food fibre which enables good bacteria to stick to the cell wall.
Foods rich in probiotics are:
- Kefir – A fermented milk product. Preferably the non-dairy coconut variety
- Yoghurt – Again, the coconut yoghurt is better for you than the dairy version
- Kombucha – a fermented tea
- Fermented foods- Sauerkraut and kimchi, are good examples
- Miso – fermented soya beans
- Dark chocolate – this is my fave
Foods rich in prebiotics are:
- Leafy greens
- Onions, leeks, celery
In light of all this information, I splashed out and bought this.
Isn’t she a thing of beauty?
It is a fermenting crock and currently, it contains my first batch of sauerkraut, the recipe for which I will post as soon as I am sure it has worked. No peaking for another 3 weeks, unfortunately.
You can buy the crock at Scythes Australia if you live in Brisbane, but they are pretty easy to come by if you Google ‘fermenting crock’.
Probiotic supplements in the form of capsules or drinks are a good way to keep your gut in good health if you find time short or your not keen on any of these foods. However, they are not nearly as tasty or as much fun and be careful of added sugar in the drinks.
So happy gut health to you. What probiotics and prebiotics do you enjoy adding into your daily diet?