5 Ways to Eat your Way to a Balanced Microbiome
We all know that our microbiome is a synergetic environment of microorganisms that live in our body. A healthy microbiome protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins.
Your microbiome is your personal army of microbes unique to you. Here are 5 ways to keep them healthy and happy...
- Eat a wide range of quality fermented foods, like kefir, kimchi, kombucha, yogurt, miso, tempeh, and raw sauerkraut. These foods are teeming with probiotics.
- Consume more fulvic acid. It helps your body absorb probiotics. The best sources of fulvic acid: organic root veggies like potatoes, radishes, beets, and carrots, and organic blackstrap molasses.
- Eat a variety of foods high in prebiotic fibre, which feeds your microbiome and keeps hungry microbes from attacking your gut lining. Foods like chicory root, jerusalem artichokes, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, oats, barley, apples, jicama, konjac, flaxseeds, seaweed and bananas are all diverse sources of prebiotics.
- Choose foods high in polyphenols, which are antioxidants that fuel your microbiome. Nuts, seeds, berries, olive oil, broccoli, brussels sprouts and green tea are all good sources of antioxidants.
- Take high quality probiotic supplements.