Good Bugs for Your Gut

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Here’s some ways to keep the good bugs happy and thriving:

1)      Eat foods with “probiotics” ( live, health –promoting bacteria)

  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Yogurt
  • Tempeh
  • Miso
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kombucha
  • Sour pickles
  • Buttermilk

These foods are either cultured of fermented, processes that allow the development of good bacteria and inhibit the bad.

2)      Eat foods with “prebiotics” ( foods for probiotics, they contain a fiber that escapes digestion in the upper GI tract and travels to the colon to feed the probiotics.

  • Chicory Root
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Oatmeal
  • Onion
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Asparagus
  • Bananas
  • Garlic

Yes, your gut is glorious and you want to keep it that way. If you are wondering what bacteria inhabit your gut, you can find out through the Human Microbiome Project. It can, for a small fee, analyze your gut bacterial population and enter into a their database and send you the results, also.

humanfoodproject.com/americangut/