Healthy Wealthy Wednesday
Well it's been a whirlwind of a week and yet again it's only Wednesday when this thought comes to mind 😂. I had been meaning to share some of my knowledge that I seem to think everyone just knows, but as I'm reminded by others, indeed everyone does not know what I know (really we all have unique knowledge even if we all had the same degrees or life experience!) Today's focus is drum 🥁 roll please......gut health!
I could write pages upon pages upon pages to discuss this with plenty of sources but we'll keep it simple for now🙂 (if you want more info feel free to DM me!) Here are a list of some foods that have been shown to help many with their gut microbiome (myself included!) It isn't just that our gut health can be helpful with digestion and bowel movements but our gut health impacts our mental health too! So let's keep both our brains happy and add in some of these yummy foods below!👇
Sauerkraut: It is rich in probiotics, potassium, vitamins C and K. Choose an unpasteurized sauerkraut as pasteurization destroys most of the beneficial bacteria. (when I'm having a legit gut health attack I eat this straight out of the jar, is it fun? NO lol but sometimes not fun=feeling better lol)
Kimchi: Fermented cabbage, has much of the same probiotics, vitamins, and antioxidants as sauerkraut. This food can be pretty spicy depending upon your choice of brand/recipe so I tend to opt for sauerkraut.
Kombucha: The booch. So many fun things about this probiotic tea can be said, but again we'll keep it simple. Basically this tea starts with a SCOBY starter, which if you have ever swallowed one of these you know they aren't the most fun, but don't worry, you can still consume this yummy beverage without having that happen🙂 One of my favorite brands is Kevita, it's lighter and has a slightly different fermentation process than some of the other booches on the market (although I love a lot of those too!)
Coconut yogurt: The GTS coconut yogurt (I opt for plain) is hands down one of the best products to help support gut health and those dealing with candida.
Tempeh: Fermented of the soybeans (or if you can find a chickpea version). Because of the fermentation process tempeh (no matter which type) has some probiotics to help pump up that gut health.
Miso: Miso paste can be turned into a wide variety things but for the sake of keeping it simple many people use it to make a miso soup or I have used it to make a 'cheesy' sauce to go on zoodles or my veggies. Miso has many antioxidants, B vitamins, and beneficial probiotic bacteria. In case you're making a soup, don't use hot water with the miso paste as it can kill the bacteria present, so use warm water🙂
Hope some of these tidbits help make your gut a bit happier this week🙂