Want A Healthier Gut? Try Eating These Nutrient-Rich Foods
They do a tummy good.
November 11, 2022
You may know that bananas are good for you — they have a lot of potassium — but did you know they’re also good for
? This is because
they contain a prebiotic fiber
, which helps the good bacteria in your gut, and
bananas can also help your digestive system stay “regular,” too.
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This fermented treat contains live cultures and good bacteria, like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium — which means a
of probiotic cultures
for you and your gut.
If you prefer to drink your yogurt,
is like yogurt’s cousin. It’s made from yeast and lactic acid bacteria; in other words, it’s good for you and rich in probiotics.
found that a handful of almonds per day can help produce butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that acts as a main source of fuel for colon cells. Plus, it can help with nutrient absorption.
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has found that whole grains, like oats, can help your gut stay healthy. So you may want to make some oatmeal to have with your banana, yogurt, and almonds.
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Kombucha, which is fermented from tea and sugar, comes in all kinds of flavors. It’s not only delicious, but
good for you
and your digestive system, due to its live bacteria/microbes content. It also has polyphenols, which help
, the cause of many health conditions.
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Kimchi & Sauerkraut
If you’re a fan of
, like sauerkraut and kimchi, great news: They’re great for your gut due to their high probiotic content. You can buy them pre-made or
DIY at home
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— think kale or spinach — not only have a lot of fiber, but also a type of sugar (i.e.,
) that is good for your gut bacteria. Leafy greens actually promote more good bacteria to produce in your digestive tract while crowding out the bad bacteria.
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Did you know
avocados are good for your gut
? And they’re so versatile, you can have them mashed on toast, add them to a sandwich, or blend one up in your
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