With Gut Health being the buzz word of the health community you might be asking yourself what you can eat to help keep your gut healthy and happy. Eating a vegan diet can have a positive impact on the microbiome because of the high amounts of diverse fibers one takes in on a plant-rich diet.
To first understand why a plant-rich diet has a positive impact on the microbiome, we first have to understand what the microbiome is.
What is the microbiome?
We are all unique individuals in this world, but we all started our lives the same way- safe inside our mother’s wombs. As we were born through the birth canal, we were covered in this healthy bacteria, which then grows into this three-pound mass we refer to as the microbiome.
The microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria that controls everything in our bodies, including digestion, genes, hormones, immunity, skin, and even our happiness levels. As we grow, our lifestyle choices and the foods we eat begin to influence these bacteria, which makes sense why it’s pretty important that these bacteria are taken care of, right?
Our digestive system is in direct contact with our external world because of the foods that we eat, so paying attention to what you eat and how you eat is how you can be in control of your health and well-being.
Why a vegan diet helps boost the microbiome?
When a vegan diet is properly approached, it is rich in colorful vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. These foods help to build a healthy gut flora because of their natural fiber content.
Fiber helps to feed the healthy bacteria in your gut, something we just learned is incredibly important to maintain if you’re looking to have a healthy and happy lifestyle. A fiber-rich diet has also been seen to fend off disease and reduce the risk of a range of conditions. More reason to eat your veggies, aye?!
The best foods to G(u)t it together:
When looking to keep your gut healthy and happy, all whole, real foods are great but there are a few that seem to have added benefits. Things like sauerkraut and kimchi for their probiotic benefits, along with dark leafy greens, berries, whole grains, and avocados are some of the top picks within the Signature H2H Gut Recharge Program.
Maintaining a diet that is rich in color, flavor, texture, and cooking in a variety of ways will help to ensure that you have a well-fed microbiome that is rich in diversity. If you’re interested in learning more ways you can improve your gut health, try out this 3 day gut reset. You can get yours by clicking here.
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Laura is trained in holistic nutrition and specializes in gut health, specifically in the gut-brain connection and is a mental health advocate. After battling her way through depression, disordered eating, and hormonal imbalances that left her with crippling digestive issues, Laura healed herself through food, lifestyle, radical shifts in consciousness, and mindfulness practices + tools. She now guides others through their own healing journey with 8-week programs and one-on-one sessions done online from anywhere in the world. Currently she is running her 30-Day Gut recharge with her clients to enhance their lifestyle. She also helps simplifying the process of building healthy habits and guides others through their own healing journey with online courses: Signature G(u)t Recharge Program, G(u)t Happy Program, and The G(u)t Happy Bundle.
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