Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and beans are the best sources of nutrients for a healthy microbiota (good bacteria).They are high in fiber, which can’t be digested by your body. However, fiber can be digested by certain bacteria in your gut, which stimulates their growth.
Fermented food like yoghurt, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, and tempeh are altered by microbes. These are rich in lactobacilli, a type of bacteria that can benefit your health.
Recent studies on artificial sweeteners discovered that they disrupt gut bacteria and make them toxic. Apparently, it takes only 1mg/ml for the substance to adversely affect gut bacteria.
Polyphenols are plant compounds with many health benefits. They can’t be absorbed well by our stomach cells and make their way to the colon, where they can be digested by gut bacteria- stimulating its growth.Good sources of polyphenols are- cocoa, dark chocolate, grape skins, green tea, almonds, onions, blueberries, and broccoli.
Additional probiotic supplements change the overall composition of the microbiota in our gut, supporting metabolism. While prebiotics assists to promote the growth of beneficial microbes in the gut.
We hope these tips work and help you improve the healthy bacteria in your gut, which helps increase GABA receptors- reducing insomnia, depression, anxiety and stress naturally.
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