Looking to improve your #guthealth game? Although I love a good elimination diet (i.e the low FODMAP diet), it’s not appropriate for everyone. So let’s talk about things we can ADD to your diet instead of taking away!
1. Kimchi: aka fermented cabbage 🥬 is full of vitamins (like A & C) and probiotics from the lactobacillus strain
2. Kefir: made from cow’s milk and fermented kefir grains, it’s a great source of probiotics, protein and calcium
3. Kombucha aka the love of my life, is fermented tea full of probiotics and antioxidants. Never had it? Start small with just 3-4oz. It’s definitely an acquired taste!
4. Probiotic pills: there’s promising evidence for the benefits of probiotics, but more research needs to be done! For the average person, there probably isn’t a need to take a probiotic if you’re eating fermented foods. If you DO take one, make sure it’s from a reputable brand, lists the strains on the nutrition label and has at LEAST 10 million CFUs.
What’s your favorite probiotic food? Right now I’m loving a small glass of Kombucha after dinner!