Did you know dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which can help promote healthy gut function and reduce inflammation?
Many traditional and organic foods that can promote gut health by supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and reducing inflammation in the digestive tract. It is essential we understand probiotic and prebiotic foods to include in our diet.
Probiotic foods contain live, active cultures of beneficial bacteria that can help populate your gut with healthy microorganisms. Fermented foods such as idli, dosa, curd, kombucha, and kimchi are well known probiotic foods. Prebiotic foods are those that contain fiber and other nutrients that feed the beneficial. Examples include asparagus, bananas, berries and nuts & seeds.
Fiber-rich lentils & legumes, millets, turmeric, coconut, and ginger aid healthy gut and improve digestion. We need to add both these in our normal diet besides consuming spices and salt in moderation.