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Eat This (Not That!) for Better Gut Health

By Res-Q editor 18 days ago 248 Views No comments

Health begins in the gut. A balanced gut microbiome supports a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and may help prevent obesity, diabetes and even heart attacks. So, what should you eat (and not eat) to keep your gut healthy? Here's a quick guide:

Eat more fiber. High fiber foods include:
  • Legumes (black beans, garbanzo beans, lentils)
  • Bran (oat bran, wheat bran)
  • Berries (blackberries)
  • Broccoli
  • Flaxseed

Eat more probiotic-rich foods, including:

  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Natto
  • Tempeh
  • Miso

Eat less of these foods:

  • Sugar
  • Processed foods
  • Soy
  • Dairy
  • Red meat
  • Gluten
  • Genetically-modified foods
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Unfiltered water
  • Corn byproducts
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