If you want to try to ensure you keep good gut health, try eating probiotic foods. Fiber rich foods I eat every day are beans and basmati rice. I eat about a cup of each.
These high fiber foods help regulate the speed at which food moves through your gut. I also eat berries every morning and throughout the day. These are blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. I do limit them all to about a cup a day.
I also eat a few olives and a tablespoon of sauerkraut on my salad at lunch, but not at dinner. These fermented foods are supposed to compliment gut health.
Also, try garlic and onions. There are more I have added on another post that are beneficial to your gut, but the ones here on this page are my personal favorites.
Foods to skip for best gut health are…
- Fried foods
- Sugary drinks
- Grains like wheat, barley, rye, oats and corn
- Play it safe by using only brown and basmati rice as your only grain
Gut health is mostly responsible for total health and well being. For example, if you have leaky gut syndrome, you could have any number of diseases, ailments or conditions. For example, you may be suffering from depression because of eating the wrong foods.
So, why not prevent health issues from happening in the first place by avoiding known foods which cause damage to the intestinal wall?
Now, I don’t eat any other grains besides brown or basmati rice because of gluten. Rice is supposed to be neutral as far as I know in this regard. But, I do limit it to about a cup or two a day.
They say it’s OK to eat brown rice when you are on an elimination diet. This where you exclude certain suspect foods and begin feeling better, then reintroduce them later to be certain you shouldn’t be eating them. For example, you might have an allergic reaction to known problem grains like wheat, barley, oats and rye, etc.
I have suffered from inflammation of the joints and muscles. Pain was my motivation to try to figure out what was causing it. I have also had attacks of Gout. I stopped drinking beer and whiskey because these are both made with grain. A glass of wine is OK once in a while because it’s made with grapes. No gluten.
You have heard that ‘Death begins in the colon’? Hippocrates the ancient Greek physician said this about two thousand years ago. Recently, it has been proven eating more plant based whole food will make you lose weight, get healthier and live longer. Continued.
Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.