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The 5 Best Foods To Improve Gut Health

There are millions of bacteria in human body most of which are found in the gut. These bacteria are called microbiome and are very important for us since they help in digestion of food. However, a lot of people suffer from poor digestion, which means certain foods are needed to promote this good bacteria in the gut. With so much information available online, it may get confusing to find the best foods that help improve digestion. So we present this concise no non-sense list of the top 5 best foods to improve gut health.

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1. Yogurt

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Yogurts are an excellent source of friendly bacteria known as probiotics which help in promoting the good bacteria in our gut. Include low fat yogurt, flavor of choice, in the diet to promote a healthier gut. You can add yogurts in smoothies, make a yogurt bowl by adding some fruits (like berries) on top, or just eat it as a snack in between meals.

2. Fiber

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Fiber is a type of complex carb that body is unable to digest and hence the fiber that we eat goes undigested throughout the body. Most carbs are broken down by the body into sugar and glucose, but the fiber cannot be broken down into these sugar molecules and glucose. Thus, it helps in regulating the sugar and glucose levels in the body. Adding fiber into the diet can work wonders to improve digestion. Best foods to improve digestion will always include vegetables packed with fiber. Some examples of fiberous vegetables include asparagus, leafy greens like spinach and kale, whole grains like brown rice, quinoa etc.

3. Almonds

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Almonds are rich in protein, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, and copper. It is low in sugar, salt-free, and also an excellent food to improve brain function. Almonds are high in fiber packing in 4g of fiber in an ounce (28 g) of serving. Packed with these nutrients, it can be said that almonds in general are an excellent source of food to improve gut health.

4. Kombucha

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Kombucha helps in digestion and promotes getting rid of toxins in the body. Toxins have a negative effect on the human body and severely affects digestive system. Including Kombucha in the diet may prove to be highly beneficial to improve gut health. Include a glass of kombucha in your daily diet and you will notice some improvement.

5. Ginger & Lemons

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Both ginger and lemons have been a home ready to improve digestive health. Thanks to the modern techniques of consuming foods in unique and interesting ways, ginger and lemons can also be consumed in many ways; one of the popular ways to improve digestion is to mix grated ginger in water with some lemon, and drink on empty stomach. Ginger beer and ginger ale drinks are also other good sources of consuming ginger.