Many of you wanted more info about digestion/debloating so here are 5 gut-friendly foods you should consider adding to your meals ☺️
What many people don’t realize is that our gut is our “2nd brain”. It influences our digestion, immune, mood, sleep and so much more. When the good & bad bacteria in our gut isn’t balanced, we experience poor digestion, weight gain, constipation, food intolerances and sensitivities, weak immune, depression, non-restorative sleep etc. Eating fermented foods is a great way to feed the good bacteria in our gut to ensure our health is in tip top shape.
1️⃣ Tempeh is a fermented soybean that’s high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and low in sugar, carbs and sodium. It's dense, chewy and has a slight nutty texture that tastes great in stir frys!
2️⃣ Sauerkraut is a fermented cabbage that’s a great source of antioxidants and dietary fiber. It’s low in calories but high in sodium so don’t go overboard with this! It tastes tart and crunchy, which took me a while to get used to. Try adding it to your sandwiches, salads or grain-based dishes (don’t microwave the sauerkraut and kill the probiotics).
If you’re looking for a brand to try, I love @farmhouseculture’s Smoked Jalapeño Sauerkraut. It has just the right amount of kick to it and is so much more flavorful than regular sauerkraut.
3️⃣ Kimchi is also a fermented cabbage and has vitamin B & C, beneficial enzymes and omega-3 fatty acids. It tastes spicy and sour. I was never crazy about kimchi (found it way too salty) until I tried @mamaoskimchi’s a few weeks ago. It's pricey but it lasts a while since you’re only eating a spoonful at a time.
4️⃣ Kombucha = my all time fav drink 😍 It’s a fermented drink that is fizzy and slightly sour. I hated the smell of kombucha at first but after trying several brands and flavors, I came to love it. I used to drink A LOT of alcohol & kombucha helped me wean off it. It’s also helped with my sugar cravings. Something about the fizziness does the trick for me!
5️⃣ Kefir is a cultured drink. It can be made with any type of milk (dairy and non-dairy). I’m not a fan of kefir because I find it tooo tart.
Hope this was helpful!! xx