Probiotic And Prebiotic Foods

Your Gut Health

If this isn’t your first rodeo to the blog, you already know that I am a preacher of the importance of your gut health.  A healthy microbiome leads to a healthy life! If you keep your ecosystem of bacteria in your gut in check and in balance, you are guaranteed to live a healthier and happier life. Your gut health should always be a priority for you if you want to live a healthier life. Managing your stress, eating gut balancing foods, eating the proper macros, and making sure your gut balancing foods are both from the groups of probiotic and prebiotic foods are a great way to get your gut back into check!

Probiotic Foods

There is a difference between probiotic and prebiotic foods. Probiotic means that there are beneficial live bacterias that are naturally occurring in either the foods that you eat, or the supplement that you take. Probiotics are what you want to miplement into your diet on a daily basis if you are struggling with gut issues. Allergies, autoimmune diseases, asthma, and so much more are caused from unbalanced gut bacteria. These bacteria also help you to break down and digest your food, boost and helps communication with your immune system, and helps to control the communication between your gut and brain. Lets check out how to get natural probiotics through some great foods!

  • Yogurt with live cultures
  • Fermented foods
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Buttermilk
  • Raw cheeses
  • Sourdough bread

Prebiotic Foods

Prebiotic foods are what you want to concentrate on to help maintain a healthy gut. Prebiotics are dietary fibers that are food for the good bacteria in your gut. Prebiotic foods travel through the digestive tract undigested. When they get to the colon, they feed the probiotic bacteria in the gut and some foods naturally ferment. All helping to boost the microbiome balance. Lets take a look at some good prebiotic foods to add into your daily diet!

  • Dandelion greens
  • Chicory root
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Leeks
  • Asparagus
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Flaxseed
  • Yacon root
  • Jicama root
  • Seaweed
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Red kidney beans
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
holistic health and wellness, functional therapy practitioner
probiotic and prebiotic foods
probiotic and prebiotic foods
probiotic and prebiotic foods
probiotic and prebiotic foods