How do you feed your microbiome?

I’m talking about the trillions of bacteria that live quietly in your digestive tract—influencing everything from your bowel movements to your mood.

We’ve always known that maintaining a healthy microbiome is important for health. Now that research is starting to show the microbiome even increases our risk for severe COVID, we need to really take this seriously.

Here are the top foods to feed a healthy microbiome…

🥦High Fiber Foods. Fiber is a fuel for the good bacteria in your gut! Try these:
Pears
Apples
Beets
Broccoli
Avocados
Lentils
Ancient Grains
Soaked beans

🍌Prebiotic Foods. Prebiotics are specific types of fiber called resistant starches. Beneficial gut bacteria feed on these starches and flourish. Try these:
Garlic
Onions
Leeks
Asparagus
Bananas

🥣Probiotic Foods. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in fermented foods. Try these:
Yogurt
Kefir
Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Miso
Tempeh
Kombucha

Be aware. If your body isn’t used to eating a lot of fiber or prebiotics, you might feel a bit gassy at first. Most people adjust. If you don’t, please reach out to me! It may mean there are some other things going on in your gut that we need to fix.