Kombucha is a relatively new drink for many of us, but its history goes back centuries. This is a fermented, sweetened black tea drink that is ideal for your gut health. It is fizzy and has a sour taste, but many companies now add fruit, herbs or flavourings to ease this. Popular flavours tend to include ginger, raspberry and more. Of course, when bought from the store, kombucha can be pretty expensive. It’s a premium drink that comes with a premium price. But the good news is that you can make your own and save with a good kombucha recipe. Sure, it may seem complicated to start with, but you’ll eventually get the hang of it and then it will become easier!
A traditional Korean side dish, Kimchi has skyrocketed to popularity in Western culture over the past few years. This dish is made by using the napa cabbage and Korean radish. It is fermented and flavoured with gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger and jeotgal. Different levels of chilli can be added to make it more or less spicy, according to taste. Kimchi is particularly good for your gut health, so is definitely worth a try.
As you may have guessed, the key to many foods that are good for your gut is fermentation. Kefir is another fermented drink that can help with your overall gut health. Unlike the previous options, kefir is not suitable for vegans or those who are lactose intolerant, as it is a fermented milk drink, but if you have no problems with dairy, this could be great for you! Cultured from kefir grains, it is a great source of calcium, protein, and B vitamins.
Sourdough bread is a more gut friendly form of bread than other varieties. Studies suggest that it can function as a prebiotic, which means that the fiber found in the bread can help to feed the “good” bacteria in your intestines. This can help with your general gut health, helping to maintain healthy and stable digestion.
These are just a few suggestions of gut friendly foods, but each could really help out and play a valuable role in your diet if you’re considering supporting your digestive health!
The only one I've had is sourdough and I love sourdough bread! I didn't know it was so good for the gut.ReplyDelete
There are tons of bacteria and most of them are in our gut so its vital to take care of our gut. Thank you for these food recommendations.ReplyDelete
All these products are really good for gut health and I do try and include them in my diet. I love kefir and try and make sourdough bread at home.ReplyDelete
I'll have to try some of these. I've had sourdough bread (I love it) and kefir (also love it). I haven't tried the others, though. I know fermented foods are SUPER good for your gut, though.ReplyDelete
I love kombucha and drink it daily so good for you guys. Kimchi also a firm favourite we love adding it to stir fried and it's really good in omelettes too!ReplyDelete
These are amazing!!! There is also Kombucha, I have fermented tea daily.ReplyDelete
Sourdough is the one one I've had.ReplyDelete
I have all these foods on hand all the time bc of my leaky gut. I have found that they are incredible beneficial and I've come to really love fermented foods and drinks too.ReplyDelete
Hi Rosey - thanks for explaining the drinks to us ... I've had sourdough, but the others I know - but have never tried ... might need to try now - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this information.ReplyDelete
Probiotics and fermented foods are so great for the gut. They have many healing properties.ReplyDelete
These are great food and I do try to incorporate them into my diet as much as I canReplyDelete
As one who has digestive issues, I was happy to find that sourdough was a bread that people with IBD could tolerate. It's one that I buy exclusively now. Try as I might though, I just can't get behind kombucha.ReplyDelete