Your digestive system is truly the engine room of your body and it's highly important that you pay it the attention it deserves if you want to maintain positive overall gut health. Showing your gut some much-needed loving is actually easier than you may have first anticipated. Starting out with re-evaluating your diet and re-selecting foods that your gut craves can go a long way to doing exactly that.
Your gut health affects your weight, digestion, immune system and even our day to day mood. To know that we have significant control over this is extremely liberating.
In this latest blog post, we are going to be outlining the top FIVE nourishing foods that we highly recommend starting out with for better gut health. Don't worry if you don't like all the recommendations, just start with one you think you might like and go from there!
1.) Steamed Vegetables
We have been told from a young age that greens are really beneficial for us. Vegetables such as broccoli and salads are great for the digestive system and for positive overall gut health. But why? The answer is fairly simple. Steamed Vegetables are filled with fibre, minerals and vitamins that the gut craves. We know that it can get boring eating the same old greens which is why I definitely recommend switching up vegetables weekly and trying different types of recipes. You can check some of our own recipes out by clicking here.
Yoghurt is another type of food that is absolutely proven to improve overall digestion and positive gut health. Yoghurt contains naturally probiotic bacteria which is fantastic for promoting digestive health. Choosing yoghurt for a desert, as a substitute for that ever-tempting cake, will provide long-term benefits and go a long way in helping to remove harmful bacteria and fungus. Different types of yoghurts that we highly recommend trying include greek yoghurt, coconut yoghurt, high-protein yoghurts, and more.
3.) Fermented Foods
Fermented foods are another recommendation for nourishing your gut on a regular basis. Fermented foods are recommended as they are proven to boost the number of beneficial bacteria and probiotics in your gut. The good news is that there are dozens of different types of fermented foods that you can try and most are absolutely delicious. A lot of the process that you'll encounter will be trial and error to identify what type of fermented foods agree with your taste buds the most. Just a few types of fermented foods we recommend trying include the following;-
4.) Pitta Bread
Let's be serious, everyone loves bread! But choosing the best type of bread for your gut should be carefully selected. The good news is that you can still enjoy eating bread that actually has benefits for your gut. Pitta bread is one of the best choices for you especially if you enjoy sprout grain as this is proven to further improve gut health. Pitta bread is full of fibre that consequently helps to promote fullness and aid your digestion. In fact, we have a recipe over on our RECIPES PAGE that you can check out. This recipe consists of pitta bread, fresh mint, chickpeas, and cumin seeds.
Garlic can be easily added into many different types of recipes and meal plans. Garlic is absolutely proven to help keep gut bacteria under control and help balance yeast in the gut. Garlic can be added for flavouring to various dishes which consequently can go a long way in improving gut function
Looking to improve your gut health?
If you are just starting your journey in improving your gut health, it can be overwhelming to say the least. That's why we have created a dedicated true balance gut program which is a 1-to-1 program where we delve deeper into intuitive eating so you also understand what your cravings really mean and what food will truly nourish your body and soul when it comes to gut health.
This is a 10-week program that will cover intuitive eating, gut health, guided meditation, and much more. If you would like to find out more information, please give Margaret a call today on 07413 012474.