How’s your microbiome behaving?
The microbiome have a major part in weight management
Eating fiber is an important part of maintaining gut health, but it’s also important to help your body produce the right variety of bacteria to supplement a healthy gut – these are called probiotics.
Probiotic supplements are always an option. But we also know that we can get probiotics naturally through food too! And for those of you who are committed to a healthy lifestyle – like the Peter Smanjak Health Community – you know that diet changes are an important part of holistic health and wellness.
You can find probiotics in most fermented foods – vegetables, soybeans, etc. – which are key to diversifying the healthy bacteria in your gut. Here are a few of our favorites:
4 Foods That Are Natural Probiotics
Yogurt: This is probably the most common probiotic food, but make sure you’re reading the label! Yogurt that has been heavily processed does not contain live probiotics – look for those with active or live cultures and minimal additives and sugars.
For those of you on antibiotics, yogurt is a great way to ensure your body is producing the right bacteria to battle negative side effects from those medications.
Miso: Miso is a popular Japanese seasoning with numerous health benefits. It’s made from fermented soybeans, and is delicious with soups, salads, or marinades. Sound familiar? A healthy miso soup recipe – a great place to start if you’re trying to incorporate this into your diet!
Kimchi: This traditional Korean side dish is made from fermented cabbage. It tastes great with salads, rice, or just about any protein, but if this doesn’t suit your tastebuds, pickles are another great option! Just make sure they have been brined in salt water to ensure they’re retaining the probiotics.
Kombucha: Tea alone has plenty of health benefits, but fermented tea is a whole other ball game! Kombucha often starts with a base of fermented black or green tea with a mix of natural herbs and flavourings – a melting pot of health benefits. Again, we recommend checking the label because some brands include more additives and added sugars which may negatively impact gut health (and health overall).
PS – Having gut health issues? Our Gut Health courses provide online coaching to bring your gut back to health. Looking for more than that, then connect with us for a 1-on-1 session where we can dig deep to the deeper cause of your gut health challenges.
Having gut health issues? Our Gut Health courses provide online coaching to bring your gut back to health. Looking for more than that, then connect with us for a 1-on-1 session where we can dig deep to the deeper cause of your gut health challenges.