Best foods for your microbiome

The term ‘gut microbiome’ means all of the microorganisms in our intestine Approximately 100 trillion micro-organisms -most of them bacteria viruses and fungi, exist in the human gastrointestinal tract.

We don’t often think about our gut until there is a problem. However, without a healthy gut we don't fully absorb the nutrients from the food we eat - and the result is we end up de-energised, under the weather and, at worst, are at risk of developing chronic illness as the digestive systems fails to do its job. 

One of the many factors that can impact the type of bacteria found in the digestive tract and therefore the gut is the type of foods that we eat. 

Unfortunately, the traditional Western diet is not very diverse and is rich in fat and sugar. By eating a diverse diet we can increase the range of our gut microbiome and keep our digestive system happy.

Be sure to include the following in your diet to keep you microorganisms content.

Fruits and vegetables – high in fibre they support a healthy digestive system 

Fermented foods – kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir have all gone through a fermentation process to break down the sugars and they contain good bacteria. 

Whole grains - the carbohydrates in wholegrains make their way to the large intestine and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. 

Nuts- especially almonds have good probiotic properties, which means they are a treat for your gut bacteria – high in fibre, and full of fatty acids and polyphenols.

Ginger & Garlic – garlic has antibacterial and anti fungal properties and ginger can help stimulate the digestive system and help food to keep moving.

Wheatgrass, -rich in chlorophyll, is a real nutritional powerhouse. It contains a cocktail of nutrients we need to stay healthy, including iron, magnesium, amino acids, phytonutrients and vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Why not see what a difference it can make to your digestive health with one of our freshly frozen, organic, field-grown superfood juices?