Worked out today? ✅ Walked the dog today? ✅
Fed your dog today? ✅
Fed your microbiome today? 🤔 -
Growing body of research indicates that keeping your microbiome — gut bacteria — in balance plays a key role in your overall health.
Recent studies suggest trillions of tiny microorganisms living in your intestines may help keep off extra weight, boost immunity, protect your joints and even help prevent life-threatening conditions like heart disease and cancer. — - —
🤔 So, how do you keep those little critters happy? 🤔
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A smart diet usually does the trick, no supplements required. — ♦️ Slow And Steady Wins The Race. ♦️ —
🌺 🌹 💐 Like a garden, your gut must be nurtured day after day. 💐 🌹 🌺 ♦️ —
Probiotics ♦️ Think of probiotics as the "good guys” — beneficial microorganisms that help fight microscopic bugs (the "bad guys") that cause inflammation and other problems. You can find probiotics in PICKLED and FERMENTED foods like sauerkraut, KIMCHI, miso, pickled DAIKON, pickled GINGER, KEFIR, fermented soybeans (NATTO), and yogurt. —
♦️ Prebiotics ♦️ Prebiotics help keep your gut healthy by feeding your “good gut bacteria” what they need to thrive. Gut bacteria love to feast on fiber, especially two kinds: —
❇️ FRUCTANS — high-fiber natural carbs found in certain vegetables (onions, garlic, artichoke, leeks. beets, cabbage), certain whole grains (barley, rye, spelt) even certain fruits (bananas, grapefruit, Fructan fibers can survive longer in your GI tract. -
🤔 💡 Heat breaks down fiber, so cook fructan-rich foods as little as possible to get the most benefit. Ideally, eat raw. 🤔 💡 ❇️ -CELLULOSE — the insoluble fiber your body can't digest. It's found in broccoli stems, carrot peels, asparagus stalks—basically the tough, chewy parts of fruits and veggies we often toss. Finding ways to incorporate more whole fruits and vegetables into your meals—peels, stems and all—will help keep your gut healthy. Add bits of cellulose to your blended protein shakes or add a teaspoon of psyllium husk.
Adding fiber can help reduce gas and bloating over time. It can also help keep you regular!! 💩 👍🏼 💩 🖊 Some people have fructan intolerance. So be mindful.