Having a healthy gut flora matters a lot when it comes to proper metabolism and digestion. Most people go on a healthy controlled diet spree just to maintain a flat stomach and a high BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). Contradictorily, some end up with extra weight and the others with a disease or a malfunctioning stomach and digestive system.
This said, the problem does not lie in the diet but the ignorance in people to completely discard trivia like selecting the proper brands, considering the amount to be consumed and more importantly the ingredients and procedure to be regarded while following the diet. Also, if you are taking certain probiotic supplements like Syntol, be careful with the dose and use it with a proper prescription. Here are some essential gut friendly foods and some important tips associated with them. Take a look.
Greek yoghurt is the best natural probiotic supplement which has 15 to 20 grams of protein and amino acids per 6 ounce of serving and boosts metabolism like no other food. However, the so called, “Greek Style” yoghurt contains gelatin, sugar additives and milk solids to thicken the substance. Check the ingredients list and choose the one which contains only Milk and Cultures.
Kefir is a liquid form of yoghurt which stimulates the immune system by keeping the beneficial micro organisms healthy. But it is important drink kefir when cold as heat affects and damages live and active cultures badly and they do not retain their nutritional value.
This fermented cabbage is an extremely healthy way of keeping your gut as well as your taste buds happy. The nutritious dish however needs to be made at home under natural conditions instead of relying on the canned ones. This is because packaged saurekrat is pasteurized and the important bacteria required for the stomach are practically killed in the process.
This Korean dish regarded as the most effective tonic for the gut does not appeal to many people thanks to its sour and fizzy flavor. Just serve it with mashed potatoes, salads or rice. But do not add any sugary or syrupy food as a side dish as it will render the effect useless.
Artichokes are mostly unappealing to people. Instead of abandoning this probiotic element, opt for substitutes like banana, lentils, asparagus and many others.
The Kombucha tea is an amazing healthy replacement for carbonated soft drinks or sodas. But if you have a digestive tract infection or are susceptible to micro organism related diseases like Candidiasis, Kombucha’s aggressive yeasts could be harmful.
Miso soup though recommended for healthy stomach flora and fauna should be taken with care. Choose organic Miso soup devoid of additives and genetically engineered soy. This type of artificial soy has reverse effect on human health, so instead of improving the gastro intestinal conditions it simply aggravates it.
Fruits & Berries
It is a common mistake to eat fruits and berries right after a meal. However, if you have acidity or diabetes, this is not a really good idea. The best time for eating fruits is in the morning, right after a glass of water or an hour before the meals or after two hours of your meal. This helps nutrients and probiotics to get absorbed well.
Even though we have now discussed about the correct way of having gut friendly foods, sometimes it is understandable to miss the routine owing to our hectic schedule. To aid this, food supplements rich in probiotic and other minerals like Syntol help in making the gastro intestinal tract healthy. However, you need to take it on a regular basis and take the appropriate dosage.