Gut Health

By Heather Irwin, MS, RD, LDN

Pre and probiotic foods go hand in hand when it comes to your gut health.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are the type of fiber that feed the good bacteria in your gut. This helps the bacteria produce nutrients for your colon and leads to a healthier digestive system.

Probiotics

Probiotics on the other hand, are the live bacteria found in some foods and supplements. Making sure you have a healthy balance of gut flora will help support your immune system.

In today’s busy world, there are many things that can effect our good gut bacteria such as antibiotic use, overuse of alcohol, sleep deprivation, and chronic stress.

What can you do??? You can start by making sleep and stress management a priority and cutting down on alcohol intake. You can also incorporate more of these foods in your diet.

Prebiotics

Probiotics

Apples

Asparagus

Garlic

Onions

Banana

Oatmeal

Sauerkraut

Kombucha

Pickles

Yogurt

Miso soup

Kimchi

 

Heather Irwin, MS, RD, LDN
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