A heathy tummy means better physical and mental health. Flourishing biomes, or the bacterial ecosystem in our stomachs, have also been linked lowered risk of various types of cancer. Pack your plate with these top foods that are good for your gut biome ASAP!
Like asparagus, carrots and artichokes clear out the system while being less starchy than other produce on your plate.
Garlic, onions and leeks
Pass the breath mints! These potent bulbs contain prebiotic fibre , which feeds “good bacteria” to the digestive system.
According to inews.co.uk, “a King’s College London analysis showed that, compared to other types of fibre, the consumption of prebiotic fibers resulted in higher levels of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus in the gut. These bacteria are required for a healthy digestive system to function effectively and are already known to be found live in probiotic foods.”
… Plus, they can also be found in many of our seasonal menus.
Protein-packed chickpeas + lentils…
Also showed up as an effective pre-biotics in the Kings College Study.
Real, natural meats…
Especially wild salmon and grass-fed beef- but keep it in moderation!
Fermented foods pack probiotics, a.k.a live bacteria in that take up residence in the gut and improve health. It sounds weird, nthink of it as yeast, like in sourdough starter! Fermented foods are great as condiments (, kimchi, sauerkraut or pickles) or ingredients to punch up the umami flavors in a dish, like miso.
Including tomatoes, avocado, apples, cherries, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, nectarines, rhubarb, and coconut
Healthy fats like…
Nuts, seeds, and their butter. Sunflower and olive oils.
Our keto, paleo, Whole30 and regular meal plans pack a lot of these fresh ingredients.