Friday, November 6, 2015

Gut Health: Part 4

Gut Health: Part 4

Now that we understand the role our gut plays in overall health, we can see why probiotics
are an important tool in the fight against chronic disease.  Prebiotic foods are just as important
in maintaining a healthy microbiome.  Probiotics(good bacteria)maintain a healthy digestive tract and prevent diseases,  Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds which feed those good bacteria, so they 
may grow and thrive.

Here are a few foods that are great prebiotics:
Bananas: a good source of a form of fiber known as FOS
which is mostly indigestible, so it functions as fiber.
Avocados: Nutrient bombs!  Eat them everyday.
Allium vegetables : onions, garlic, chives etc.
Dandelion greens: It also makes a great tea.
Apple cider vinegar:  also has many other benefits.

Here are 2 informative videos by Dr. Michael Greger M.D.

Have great week. 
Be kind.

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