What Does It Mean to Have a Healthy Gut?
What Happens When Bad Bacteria Outweigh the Good?
Common Factors That Harm Your Gut
There's certainly a time and place for antibiotics- but one of the downsides to taking them is that they can deplete the good bacteria in your system and encourage the growth of bad bacteria.
Foods That Improve Gut Health
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. It's fermented using salt, water, and a naturally occurring strain of bacteria on the cabbage called lactobacillus. Sauerkraut is incredibly easy to make, tastes delicious, and is an effective way to repopulate the good bacteria in your digestive system.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Kefir is a fancy name for fermented milk. It contains a few different strains of healthy bacteria, such as lactobacillus, and has a sour taste. It is often well tolerated by those who have difficulty digesting dairy because it has been predigested by the good bacteria it contains.
Plain, Unsweetened Organic Yogurt
Other Ways to Promote Gut Health (That Don't Involve Food)
While food is one of the quickest ways to increase your good bacteria, let's not forget that your lifestyle also plays a role in the health of your gut. Here are a few suggestions for pros
Do a 30-Day No Sugar Challenge
While giving up sugar may seem like a drag, you can make it fun by turning it into a