Ways To Maintain Good Gut Health
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BACTERIA
It’s important to introduce good bacteria to your gut through various types of foods and drinks. Fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, kefir, miso and pickles are just a few examples of fermented foods that are rich in good probiotic bacteria.
PREBIOTICS VS. PROBIOTICS
Probiotics are natural bacteria that exist in all of our bodies to help us break down food and digest. A recent study found that almost 4 million Americans use probiotics to support their health goals and it’s often as easy as making simple changes to your diet. Prebiotics are essentially fuel that helps the good, probiotic bacteria grow. Foods such as asparagus, bananas, garlic, onions and artichokes are great things to add to your diet to reach your prebiotic goals. It’s beneficial to introduce both pre and probiotics to your diet to enhance the production of good bacteria and overall good gut health.
DON’T FORGET THE WATER
Studies have shown that drinking plenty of water has a beneficial effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines and helps introduce good bacteria in the gut. Staying hydrated is a simple way to promote a healthy gut and overall wellness of the body and mind.