Five foods to improve your gut health

The food you eat directly influences the makeup of bacteria in your gut. A healthy gut keeps diseases like heart disease and cancer at bay, reduces inflammation, helps keeps your brain healthy and has been shown to improve your mood too.
Healthy gut = healthy life! 

Here are five foods to help improve your gut health. 

1. Fruits and vegetables 

We already know that fruits and veggies are the real MVP of a healthy diet. Packed with natural fibre, you really can’t go wrong with adding in a good dose of fruit and veg to your everyday diet. Some particularly gut-friendly options are: 

  • Avocados 
  • Raspberries and blueberries 
  • Kiwi fruit 
  • Broccoli 
  • Brussel sprouts (yes – yum!) 

2. Fibre-rich foods 

Like fruit and veggies, foods that are high in fibre can feed the “good” bugs in your gut microbiome. They’re also important for general digestive health as they help waste move through the body and keep your digestive organs in check. 

You can get stacks of fibre from foods like: 

  • Lentils  
  • Chia seeds
  • Whole-wheat spaghetti 
  • Oats 
  • Chickpeas

 

3. Probiotics and fermented foods  

Probiotics and fermented foods have extra good bugs that help our gut’s microbiome thrive. Examples of fermented foods that can bolster our gut health and make food easier to digest are:

  • Yoghurt 
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Miso

4. Prebiotics 

While probiotics add to the good bacteria in our gut, prebiotics serve as the food for these good bugs to feed off. Maintain a healthy gut with prebiotics like: 

  • Onions
  • Legumes 
  • Raspberries 
  • Garlic

5. Whole grains 

Grains are the edible seeds of the plant and are considered “whole” if the whole seed it still intact. Good examples of wholegrains are brown rice, barley, quinoa and oatmeal. 

Whole grains are rich in fibre, but they’re also full of vitamins and minerals that keep your gut healthy. 

Including all of these elements into your diet doesn’t need to be hard. You can actually do it in a couple of bites. 

Our Super Bites are packed with nuts, seeds, fruits and fibre-rich goodies to help keep your gut, and your mood in check.

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