Your gut is composed of a whole host of microbes that affect your physiology and keep your body and brain functioning as they should, these gut microbes affect the way you store fat, how you balance levels of glucose in your blood, and how you respond to hormones that make you feel hungry or satiated. The wrong internal mix can set the stage for obesity and other health issues later in life.
This is how the food you eat helps or hurts your GUT :-
The foods that you eat plays an important role in maintaining a good gut health .
1. Probiotics & Prebiotics : you can get these by eating the right food, probiotics are found in fermented foods and also in some supplements. Prebiotics are found in certain vegrtables, fruits & whole grains. The most central prebiotic of all is ‘Fibre’.
Fibre feeds the good bacteria and hence its vital to eat fibre rich foods, it improves our immune system and decrease imflammation.
2. Fermented Foods: are one of the key componenets for good gut health . Fermented foods give your gut healthy, living microorganisms to crowd out the unhealthy bacteria, improves absorption of minerals, and supports overall health. Fermented foods include: Sauerkraut, Tempeh, Miso, Kimchi , pickled veggies.
Include in your daily diet leafy greens such as kale, lettuce leaves, vegetables -brocolii, cabbage, fruits like apples, papayas, grapes, pomegranates. Nuts & seeds such as almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds. Olive oil. Cucumbers, carrots, Garlic. Instead of your brown breads, multigrains breads or any other types of bread opt for sourdough bread,
Every person is different but if you want to improve your gut health , your digestion then these baisc principles generally apply for all.
info taken from : https://foodrevolution.org/blog/best-foods-for-gut-health/