Science has determined the best diet for a healthy microbiome. Your microbiome is the gateway to health and healing. Here’s why your gut microbiome matters and the key steps to feeding it right!
I cannot stress more emphatically how important it is to “nurture your microbiome” as a primary focus of living a healthy life.
Thankfully, we have enormous control over the health of our gut microbiome, with diet being the master lever.
Here are the key steps to improving your microbiome with food.
Eat an abundance and a variety of plant-based foods: whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, vegetables, and fruits. The fiber provided by these plant foods “feeds” the good gut bacteria.
Consume foods high in polyphenols regularly: dark chocolate, tea (green and black), berries, cherries, currants, pomegranates, artichoke hearts, citrus, filtered coffee, apples, plums, red grapes, walnuts, kiwi, and mushrooms. Polyphenols are like supercharged fertilizer for the good gut bugs.
Include probiotic foods (fermented foods containing live beneficial bacteria) regularly in your diet: Plain yogurt, kefir, tempeh, sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchee, miso and any other “fermented” foods that contain live bacteria.
Be vigilant in avoiding processed foods, especially fast foods, junk foods, those containing sugar substitutes and emulsifiers, and those lacking fiber.
Thank you so much for being here and feeding your hunger for health because I know it is the most important thing you can do for yourself, as well as those who love you.