Take care of your digestive system, and it will take care of you.
We are living in stressful times. Not only have we been confined to our houses, but gyms have been closed and our options for exercise extremely limited. Many of us probably haven’t been eating right, and it probably shows. But the way our bodies look are second to how our bodies function, so it’s especially important right now to pay attention to dietary needs and digestive health.
Your body has trillions of microbes that feed on fiber. Not everyone’s body is created the same so for most it isn’t enough to just consume some probiotic yogurt once a week and call it a day. Getting fiber from various sources is a better strategy, and luckily there are a few superfoods that can help you in the fight to stay regular.
Here are three strange foods that promote a healthy gut:
Seaweed- I know it’s a controversial stance, but I love a good seaweed salad. Seaweed is chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for inflammation. Seaweed and other algae are high in fiber and good fats, as well as iodine. So the next time you find yourself at a sushi restaurant, opt for the seaweed salad. Your gut will thank you.
Sourdough bread- Sourdough is one of my favorite breads, so I’m super excited to mention it here. Because of the fermentation process, sourdough is low in gluten, and can help aid the digestive process because of healthy microbes in yeast.
Peanuts- Not only will snacking on peanuts give you a boost in protein, but they also contain resvertatrol, an antioxidant-esque component that helps delay aging. So not only will peanuts help you stay regular, but they will help you stay young.
Everyone’s gut is different, so its a good idea to experiment with certain foods to find the right balance for you. Whatever you do, don’t take your digestive system for granted. It has a hand in many bodily functions, especially immunity.