Can you eat your way to a happy, healthy gut microbiome and a better complexion? Experts say yes! These days you hear a lot about gut health and with good reason. Your gut microbiome refers to the good bacteria that populate your large intestine.
The delicate balance of this system has much to do with the body’s overall health and can influence everything from your mood to your skin! Knowing this, it only makes sense why we would want to support our gut microbiome by eating the right foods.
A healthy and balanced diet can do a lot to maintain good gut flora as well as your overall well-being. Luckily, there are numerous foods to choose from that boost gut health and in turn, promote glowing skin. Here is a quick breakdown to help you get started: The Best Foods for Gut & Skin Health
● Probiotics - Probiotics top the list, as they contain more healthy bacteria to contribute to the mix and populate your gut. Fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir and yogurt are all excellent sources of various probiotic strains.
● Prebiotics - In addition to probiotics, prebiotics are an important component to gut health, providing nourishment for the healthy microorganisms to feed on. Some good staples for getting your prebiotic fix include bananas, garlic, onions, artichokes, asparagus, oats and leeks.
● High Fiber Foods - Fiber is a superfood in any balanced diet, as it aids with digestion and nutrient absorption. Working in tandem with prebiotics, fiber-rich foods like nuts, beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and seeds will additionally help nourish healthy bacteria.
● Anti-Inflammatory Foods - As you’ve likely heard by now, inflammation is a big factor in struggling skin. To help combat it, you’ll want to make sure you get your fill of green vegetables, walnuts, and flax. Fatty fishes like salmon, which are high in anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids, are also great for overall skin health.
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References: Best Foods For Gut Health By Alice Lesch Kelly, Medically Reviewed by Janese Laster, M.D. https://www.forbes.com/health/body/best-foods-for-gut-health/
Best and Worst Foods to Eat for Gut Health By Lainey Younkin, M.S., RD, LDN https://www.eatingwell.com/article/2059033/best-and-worst-foods-to-eat-for-gut-hea