Tips for a Happy Gut

The most important thing you can do to improve upstairs downstairs communication is to eat a wide variety of legumes and produce. People who eat more than 25 types of plants weekly have healthier gut bacteria than people who eat fewer than 10.

A variety of plant fibre equals a balanced diet for the healthy bacteria deep down in your digestive tract. Similar carbohydrates are digested higher up, which leave little nourishment for the good bugs. If these helpful bacteria decline in numbers, unfriendly strains, plus fungi and parasites, can take over, stirring up digestive distress. To make sure that doesn’t happen, these are the foods you need :

  • Insulin Rich Foods – Insulin is a soluble fibre that’s basically a superfood for healthy bacteria. Note that some of these contain gas and bloating causing proteins; increase your intake of them slowly if they cause digestive discomfort for you. Examples : Asparagus, bananas, broccoli, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, leeks and onions.
  • Fermented Foods – These foods offer a double payoff, a load of helpful bacteria from the outside world, plus fibre for the gut bacteria to eat. Examples : Kimchi, miso, sauerkraut, tempeh and yogurt.
  • Protein – Healthy sources of protein provide amino acids that the body uses, in conjunction with good bacteria, to make neuro chemicals like GABA, dopamine, and serotonin. Experts recommend choosing organic, pasture raised meat to limit exposure to growth hormones and antibiotics. Examples : Beans, buts, organic poultry, seeds and fish.
  • Fat – Considering that the brain is 60% fat, dreary fat should be considered brain food, especially foods that are unanimously smart choices, such as these. Examples : avocados, coconut, fish, ghee, nuts and seeds and olive oil.
  • Antioxidants – Foods rich in the class of antioxidants called polyphenols can tam down inflammation (which can cause depression). Even better : New research suggests that polyphenols helps nourish friendly gut bacteria. Examples : Apples, berries, citrus, flaxseed, green tea, herbs, red wines and spices (ginger, rosemary and turmeric).

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Good Information! Thank You for Sharing! Have a Blessed Weekend!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post. The secret is out! One of the best ways to achieve a healthier body and mind is to nourish and support the ecosystem of bacteria living inside your digestive system, known as the microbiome. The term microbiome is all the rage within the health world right now and it’s becoming increasingly clear why. As a Naturopathic Practitioner studying Functional Medicine, I’ve been lucky enough to learn from some of the experts in this field. Whilst there’s still a great deal we’re yet to discover, everyone agrees on one thing. In order to achieve and maintain optimal health it’s in our best interest to keep the trillions of microbes residing in our gut, healthy, happy and well fed!

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      1. Yes, that’s true! It is also true that to rejuvenate the immune system, one needs Omega-3’s from fish, olive oil, avocado and a myriad other foods. Then there is the dairy fat – how much is dependent upon how depleted the lymph system is. Eggs are also necessary – about three times a week, and some beef (about once a week), beef liver once or twice a month, and lean pork a couple times a week. I am still working on it, but my lymph system was very low a few years ago. I brought it back in range in a couple of years. Cellular rejuvenation needs the fat and eggs.

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      2. GS says:

        Excellent!!!

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  2. francisashis says:

    Your posts are really very useful ,I think the newbies have a lot to learn from your consistent work.Thank you very much for your support for the readers.👍👍🙏

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for your kind words of appreciation and encouragement.

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      1. francisashis says:

        You deserve appreciation for every post of yours.Most welcome.🙏🙏👍🌹

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  3. inspirechief says:

    Thank you for sharing. This is very informative. I found out how important the digestive system is after I had colorectal cancer. It really can control your life. Stay safe.

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    1. GS says:

      I am glad you are okay now. Good health and well-being of a person greatly depends upon what you eat and drink. A sign of good health is to maintain your gut in optimal working condition and to get all the essential nutrients from the food we eat. The wellness perks of maintaining a healthy digestive system include improved immune system, better assimilation of nutrients, lesser flatulence, bloating, acidity and lowering the risk of other digestive problems. The intestinal flora or gut bacteria known as microbiome aids in maintaining a healthy gut. The gut-friendly bacteria influence the absorption and digestion of essential nutrients and synthesis of vitamin B and vitamin K. There are various ways to maintain healthy functioning of the digestive system which include consumption of foods abundant in prebiotics and probiotics. Prebiotics are foods rich in dietary fibre which promotes the growth of good bacteria. Probiotics are live bacteria found in foods that confer beneficial effects to the body.

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      1. inspirechief says:

        Thank you for sharing this information.

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome!!

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