Healing Your Gut Microbiome
+ teas to drink on the daily for a healthy gut
Here are a few tips to heal and keep your gut in check this year:
1. Eat 2 servings of vegetables per day. They are loaded with fiber and feed your microbes, so they can grow to be big and strong! Lots of vegetables are considered pre-biotics, which are food for your microbiome. Taking a daily probiotic is also very beneficial. Probiotics are full of live bacteria and help populate the microbe community living in your stomach.
2. Cut down on sugar and processed foods. These sugars digest super fast and your poor microbes don't have any chance to take a bite! Eating simple sugars too regularly can actually cause your microbiome to starve, and then it will start eating the lining of your intestine (which definitely causes inflammation).
3. Fermented foods are your friends. They contain lots of probiotics that keep your gut healthy. Yogurt, kefir, pickles, and kombucha are all fermented foods to include in your diet.
SPEAKING OF FERMENTED:
Pu erh tea is a treat you can enjoy everyday to keep your microbes happy and thriving!
After being steamed and rolled in the production process, pu erh tea goes through a microbial fermentation process, causing the leaves to darken and change in flavor. This process changes the chemical composition of the tea. Pu erh tea tastes earthy and smooth, and is an excellent probiotic for everyday use.
Did you know that an unhealthy digestive system can trigger other problems like fatigue, depression, and anxiety? What you eat can directly influence what is going on in your brain! Gut microbiota are the microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea, that live in our digestive tracts. Microbiota is crucial to your gut health which influences your brain health, as well as many other things in your body, like your immune system, heart, and weight.