Nutrition: When bacteria is good for you

Get gut healthy

Ever wonder where your cravings come from? Research on the gut microbiome has discovered that these bacteria can control our cravings, insulin response, digestion, immune function, and more. Here are four easy tips for getting the right bacteria to curb cravings and boost digestion into your system.

  1. Consume fermented foods and drinks such as yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchee, and pickles.
  2. Take a probiotic supplement. Look for at least 10 billion units of bacteria that contain Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
  3. Add fiber to your diet. It’s proven to promote and maintain healthy bacterial growth once bacteria have been introduced to the digestive tract.
  4. Get in the garden. Organic soil contains many healthy bacteria that are passed through the skin. Get out and get your green thumb on!

 

 

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