Does a gut-healing diet sound complicated and strict? Well, it doesn’t have to be. What’s more, it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor.
You see, making simple daily tweaks over time adds up. And remember, gradual, incremental changes are more sustainable – therefore, you’re more likely to keep it up.
Eating a fresh, balanced diet is the #1 way to get a healthy gut. Your microbiome thrives when you consume a diverse range of healthy foods. That includes lots of veggies, legumes, and fruit. Not only are they rich in nutrients, but they are also high in fiber.
Additionally, your gut is fond of fermented foods such as yogurt, kombucha, and kimchi, which are rich in beneficial bacteria. Studies also suggest that your hardworking gut prefers a plant-based diet. And don’t even get us started on sugar, which some experts say is the worst food for gut health.
Again, we are not advocating a strict gut healing protocol. Not a chance. Instead, we’ve rounded up ten stellar swaps to get you on the path to better gut health.
- Swap dairy milk for plant-based milk or kefir
- Swap sugary drinks for kombucha
- Swap white bread with sourdough bread
- Swap sugary cereals for oats
- Swap a fruit smoothie for a greens packed smoothie
- Swap artificially sweetened ‘diet’ beverages for unsweetened seltzer
- Swap processed grains for vegetables
- Swap red meat with protein rich vegetables
- Swap white rice with cauliflower rice
- Swap rushed eating for slower noshing
Please don’t get overwhelmed by all of the above suggestions. You may try adding one new habit a week. Soon these swaps will become second nature, and you’ll start reaping the benefits of good gut health.
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