A round up of delicious plant-based recipes with ‘good for your gut’ ingredients that will promote gut and digestive health.
One of the biggest health issues I hear people complain about nowadays is some sort of gut or digestive problem.
While I am all about taking natural supplements for different ailments or to bolster your diet, there are some that I think are a waste of money because they’ve been marketed as a catchall to solve ALL your problems.
One of these products in particular? Probiotics. Or more specifically, probiotic supplements.
Health Halo or Money Waster?
Probiotics are natural, live bacterias found in certain foods…just like other vitamins and minerals people take supplements for. Probiotic rich foods include yogurt, kombucha, tempeh, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, cottage cheese, kefir, garlic, and more.
Probiotic supplements have become incredibly popular in the past few years. However, the science behind their efficacy is questionable at best. Probiotics do help treat infectious bacteria, but aside from that, the dozens of other ailments they are marketed to fix/solve/cure/heal are not proven. There are 100s of probiotic supplement brands available for consumer purchase now that claim they aid digestion, weight loss, balance gut bacteria, restore ‘good bacteria’ after taking antibiotics, and tons of other random fixes.
Even the word ‘probiotic’ itself is ambiguous. Probiotic can refer to a number of different types of bacteria, so it’s not always clear what a probiotic product contains or if it’s even linked to the health benefit the consumer is seeking.
Overall, if you’re concerned about ingesting more probiotics and improving overall gut health, the best method is to eat naturally probiotic rich foods. It’s similar to protein powder vs. protein rich foods. Protein powder can be a great substitute on occasion, but the actual WHOLE FOODS with protein and other nutrients are your best bet. Same goes with probiotic supplement vs. probiotic rich foods.
Natural Gut Health
There are a ton of gut healthy foods you can add to your diet.
Today I am sharing some of my favorite Good for Your Gut Recipes that have some naturally probiotic rich foods as ingredients.
15 Healthy Plant-Based Good for Your Gut Recipes
So there you have it, friends! A plan of attack for boosting your gut health. No need spend a ton of money on pricey supplements, cut out whole food groups, or follow some crazy diet trend. I prefer ADDING things into my lifestyle and diet instead of taking away. I find that works best for me and if you try that method before restricting yourself, you may find that it works for you too!
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