Are you feeding your gut!? When it comes to health, keeping your gut in check should be the top priority on your list. The gut affects your entire body! The gut has an impact on inflammation, immune regulation, skin health, mood, hormone production and much more.
Optimize your gut bug health is through probiotics, prebiotics, and resistant starches. Let’s chat more about these gut loving components.
Probiotics are the living bacteria found in the gut. They help nudge the gut microbiome (the ecosystem) back into balance. As a result probiotics help maintain the right amount of bacteria and fungi!
Prebiotics are as important as probiotics! They are in fiber rich carbohydrates. They feed our probiotic bacteria, thus helping the good gut bugs flourish.
Resistant starches are a branch of prebiotics. Resistant starches are the most fermentable in the gut. They are the strongest prebiotic sources. Note that if you have gut issues, they may need to be added in more cautiously as they can cause upset in the gut.
Now, are you wondering how to build a gut loving plate? Well, I’ve got you covered! Follow these steps below.
Quick Steps To a Gut Healthy Plate:
1) Include 1 root veggie (for extra fiber): sweet potatoes, white potatoes, beets, parsnips, turnips, carrots
2) Include 1 specific prebiotic food: garlic, onions, asparagus, artichokes, apples, bananas, black beans etc.
3) Include 1 spoon full of probiotic food: sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented veggies, pickles, pickled onions etc.
4) Aim for diversity: Can be 20-50 different foods each week, this helps expand your gut bug diversity.