Gut Health

Gut health is an important part of overall health. Research has shown that not taking proper care of your gut can lead to autoimmune conditions such as issues with thyroids, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and more. Not having a healthy gut along with inflammation in your nervous system can also lead to anxiety and depression. 

Some foods that can help you with gut health are:

  • Anti inflammatory foods- contain nutrients like vitamins and minerals that decrease inflammation
    • Examples: tomatoes, spinach, kale, almonds, walnuts, salmon, tuna, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, oranges, legumes
  • High fiber foods- fiber can feed the good bacteria that is in your intestines which increases the amount of good bacteria 
    • Examples: beans, avocados, broccoli, apples, berries, fruits and dried fruits
  • Probiotic foods- limit the amount of microorganisms, aid digestion, and improve nutrient absorption
    • Examples: yogurt, sourdough bread, soft cheese, kombucha, fermented vegetables
  • Prebiotic foods- helps healthy bacteria grow which helps your digestive system
    • Examples: almonds, garlic, chickpeas, onions, asparagus, bananas

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