Day 2 from @theguthealthmd - Let’s talk Prebiotics. You may have heard of probiotics where you eat foods with healthy bacteria in it and hope some make it down undigested into your colon. PREbiotic is the parts of plants that we eat that feed and nourish our healthy gut bacteria. This is where we talk about fibre; often misrepresented even in the medical field. It’s not just the undigested parts of plants that help us do great 💩, fibre travels undigested through our GI tract until it reaches the colon where the bacteria metabolizes it into short chain fatty acids (SCFA) - we can get obsessed with how cool SCFAs are because they:
Help healthy bacteria to grow
Communicate with immune system
Prevent type 2 diabetes
Promote bowel mobility = good 💩
All resulting from the fermentation of PREbiotics from our diet. Good foods to include in our diet for this purpose include garlic, onions, leeks, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus. This dish above has the usual tomatoes, garlic and onions but also some sneaky vege additions - carrot, zucchini and plant based mince. But really the basics are simple - eat the rainbow and it will keep your gut zoo and you happy!
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