I am a big believer in gut health, and you should be too. Gut health is paramount to overall health. Follow the new Dr. Oz program, #TheRegimen to feel and look your best.
You may be wondering exactly how gut health and overall health are linked. Consider the fact that your gut lining contains 70% of your immune system and can quickly become burdened with toxicity due to the foods you eat, the beauty products you apply, and the air you breathe. When your gut experiences toxic overload, it cannot function as it should, and your immune system and overall health suffers.
Prebiotics – The Garden for Healthy Bacteria
Taking a probiotic supplement and eating fermented foods is a great start to restoring your gut. However, you also need a garden for healthy bacteria to grow, and you can accomplish this by consuming prebiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds that pass through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract undigested. They provide the right environment for the good bacteria to colonize in the large bowel. When probiotics and prebiotics are combined, you have the perfect combination for a healthy gut.
Prebiotics are found in these foods:
- Raw leafy greens
- Raw garlic
- Raw banana
Probiotics are found in these foods:
- Active-Culture Yogurt
- Kombucha Tea
- Pickled fruits and vegetables
- Fermented meat, fish, and eggs
Now that you know the secrets to a healthy gut, it’s time to boost that immune system and feel magnificent again!
For recipes to add to your #theregimen meals try these prebiotic recipes:
Plus this probiotic one too!