Gut-Friendly Food Choices

Your stomach needs care just like any other parts of your body. Unfortunately, some people neglect to do so. One reason may be because the changes that happen are internal and not easily seen from the outside. Gut health can have an effect on your overall condition. That is why it helps to choose the food that you eat. Your diet should be composed of foods that help, not harm your gut. Here are some examples that will do just that as part of your daily diet.

Add Probiotics To Your Diet

You may have already known that your gut houses a great mix of microscopic organisms that play a role in your health. It can be a mix of both good and bad bacteria, the balance of which can determine your overall condition health wise. The best way is to make sure that the good bacteria always win out. They help your stomach in breaking down foods as well as improve your immune system. You can do your share by adding some good probiotics into your diet. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso and more are rich sources of good bacteria that can help keep your body systems strong.

Don’t Forget The Prebiotics

Aside from probiotics, you may also need some addition of prebiotics into your diet. These are foods that help provide nourishment to the good bacteria in your gut. Prebiotics also help increase the good bacteria population in your gut, especially after being altered by certain medications such as antibiotics. Good examples of prebiotics are garlic, onions, asparagus, bananas as well as legumes.

Avoid Gluten

When there are foods that you should include into your diet to take care of your stomach, there are also certain foods that you need to avoid. Gluten may be the most common one to avoid. Many people may not be aware that gluten may have a negative impact on your gut health. Many studies indicate that gluten may increase intestinal permeability or the condition by which the stomach lining is compromised to a point that it allows food, waste, and even bacteria to pass through and find their way into the bloodstream. This usually leads to increased inflammation and even illness. Gluten is found in wheat and most other grains. Try to avoid them if you know that you have gluten sensitivity.

 

 

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