I am currently obsessed with everything related to gut health — and for good reason! After all, a healthy gut is directly related to essential functions in the body, including the immune system, body weight, appetite, mood, inflammation and brain health.
A balanced and diverse microbiome = better health overall.
A less diverse or less balanced microbiome = a negative impact on health.
Many factors contribute to the health of your gut, including your environment, the amount of exercise and sleep you get, and stress. BUT…the #1 factor effecting your gut health is diet.
OUR FAVORITE MICROBIOME NOURISHERS
Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh, raw, organic fruits and veggies potentially increase the diversity of your gut microbiota. The good bacteria in your gut prefer to eat nutrients called prebiotics, facilitating bacterial growth. Apples, grapes, lettuce, peaches, peppers, leafy greens, carrots, sprouts, asparagus, celery and tomatoes are known to contain large prebiotic populations.
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