Look After Your Gut Bacteria with These Foods

Date: 31-03-2020

Look After Your Gut Bacteria with These Foods

Consume probiotic and prebiotic foods that contain friendly microbes such as:

  • Yoghurt with no added sugar
  • Kimchi
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Asparagus

  • Onions
  • Honey
  • Artichoke
  • Raw oats
  • Soybeans
  • Unrefined wheat and barely
  • Almonds
  • Bananas

Eat more anti-inflammatory foods such as:

  • Omega 3 EFA; low-GI foods
  • Antioxidant rich foods (especially those high in vitamins A, C and E)
  • High fibre foods
  • Monounsaturated fats (nuts and avocados)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Green tea

Look after your gut by eating less (or trying to eliminate) foods with the following:

  • High sugar content
  • High-GI
  • High trans fat
  • Saturated fats
  • Excessive salt
  • Refined carbohydrate

This is typically found in most processed and fast foods. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption, dairy foods and food additives such as artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, which can also be pro-inflammatory.