CLEAN EATING KITCHEN – If you’re struggling with gut issues, you’re not alone.
In fact, many people suffer from some form of gut issue, whether it’s IBS [Irritable bowel syndrome], SIBO [Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth], candida, or something else. The good news is that there are certain foods that can help heal your gut.
In this blog post, I share some of the best gut-healing foods to include in your diet.
Made by simmering bones and connective tissue over an extended period, bone broth is super nutritious!
Although the exact content will vary depending on the ingredients used, bone broth is generally packed with a variety of minerals and compounds known to help promote gut health. These include collagen and gelatin, along with three amino acids – glutamine, proline, and arginine.
Together these nutrients can help heal damage to the lining of the intestines, prevent leaky gut syndrome, support the immune system, and keep inflammation at bay.
Research has shown that the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in fatty fish are great for your digestive health!
They can help balance the bacteria in your gut and support the production of the compounds your body needs to fight inflammation. They can also boost the immune system and repair damage to the intestinal wall which could trigger leaky gut syndrome.
Examples of fatty fish high in omega 3s include salmon, sardines, Atlantic mackerel, herrings, and albacore tuna. If you don’t like eating fish, then you can enjoy similar benefits from taking omega-3 supplements.
Coconut milk – made by mixing coconut flesh with water – has several gut-healing benefits!
It is rich in medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), around 50% of which are a type called lauric acid. Your body converts this into a compound called monolaurin, which studies have shown can reduce stomach ulcers. It is also believed to reduce inflammation and protect the lining of the stomach.
You can use coconut milk in everything from your daily coffee to smoothies … READ MORE.