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Gut Healthy Foods to Know

Gut Healthy Foods to Know

First, there was the Atkins diet, then paleo, and then keto. From there, a range of raw and other dietary fads swept over the nation. 

Today, however, gut health is all the rage—and the best way to take care of the good bacteria in the gut is to nourish them with a variety of healthy foods. 


Hold Up—What Is Gut Health? 

In a nutshell, “gut health” describes the function and balance of bacteria in the many different parts of the digestive tract. Ideally, your organs—the stomach, esophagus, intestines, and so on—all work together in perfect harmony to allow you to eat and digest food without running into any uncomfortable issues— like bloating, indigestion, and constipation, just to name a few.

But unfortunately, that’s not the case for the estimated 70 million Americans with digestive diseases. 

You see, all food is ultimately broken down in the gut to a simple form that can easily enter the bloodstream. From there, the nutrients circulate throughout the body to provide nourishment where needed. This, however, is only possible when the gut is working properly—which brings us back to food. 

To keep your gut in tip-top shape, you have to fuel it with the essential nutrients it needs so that it can function at its best. Where do these nutrients come from, you ask? 

Read on to discover the best gut-healthy foods that you should know.  


But First, Why Is Gut Health So Important Anyway? 

Also known as the gut microbiome or gut flora, your gut is home to trillions of itty-bitty gut bacteria (or gut microbes). These bacteria are all-powerful and necessary for your health and overall wellbeing. 

Not all microbes are created equal, and some of these gut bacteria can cause serious trouble for your health. In fact, they are so bad that they are linked to a whole host of health conditions and diseases. Yup, it’s true—and seeing as 70 percent of the immune system resides in the gut, it makes perfect sense. 

In most cases, when your immune system is weak, it can be traced back to what’s happening in your gut. What’s more, according to a recent study, interactions between the delicate gut microbiome and the brain can affect not only the immune system but the central nervous and gastrointestinal systems as well. With that in mind, what you put into your body affects everything from your mental wellness to your physical wellness.

The phrase “you are what you eat” is all too accurate.  


The Best Foods For A Healthy And Happy Gut  

Now that you understand how important nutrition is to good health, let’s uncover some of the best foods for a healthy gut:


Kombucha 

Everyone knows that water is essential for good gut health, but what else can you drink? 

Kombucha is a fermented fizzy tea that’s full of good bacteria. Made from the fermentation of sugar in tea by bacteria yeasts, this popular beverage has a sharp, vinegary taste and can be quite refreshing.

Other fermented foods are pretty darn good for your gut, too. Options like kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, and even tempeh are lauded for their benefits. 


Bananas 

This friendly yellow fruit helps to stabilize gut bacteria and fight inflammation. Plus, bananas are portable, inexpensive, and undeniably delicious. So, when your gut feels a little off-balance, send a banana to the rescue! 

Bananas are also great at settling upset tummies and combating diarrhea. What’s not to love?


Kefir 

To keep your gut healthy, prebiotics and probiotics are key—kefir happens to have both, which makes it a powerful synbiotic

A beverage that’s similar to yogurt, kefir, is wonderful at feeding friendly bacteria in the gut to keep them strong and able to fight bad bacteria. 


Uprising Superfood Bread 

Prebiotics are plant fibers that can’t be digested by the body, but they can help the good bacteria flourish in your gut. And when the good bacteria are thriving, it can kick the bad bacteria to the curb. Prebiotics are essential to good gut health—which is exactly why we add them to our mouth-watering Uprising Superfood Bread!

A delicious fiber-filled treat that’s jam-packed with body-nourishing nutrients for healthy digestion, our revolutionary superfood bread is designed to be your foundation food. We’ve modernized bread to the latest science without sacrificing taste. 

In each serving, you will find nine grams of fiber, six grams of protein, and only two net carbs. It is perfect for keto-dieters, low-carb warriors, and anyone looking to reduce the number of carbohydrates they consume while increasing their prebiotic fiber intake. 

Masterfully crafted with clean ingredients such as almonds, psyllium husk, flax seeds, and egg whites, whether you’re in the mood for toast alongside a bowl of soup or a sandwich, you can always count on Uprising Food to provide your gut with the nutrients it needs to thrive.  


Garlic 

While it might be a great ingredient to keep the vampires away, garlic is also a wonderful prebiotic that can help to keep bad bacteria at bay. In addition, garlic may help to support a healthy heart and is anti-inflammatory. 


Onions

Just like garlic, onions are another vegetable that is high in prebiotics. But that’s not all—onions are also chock-full of inulin, fructans, and fructooligosaccharides, as well as calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and folate. In other words, onions are a superfood and excellent for optimal health. 

Other onion-like foods are great for your guy, too, meaning veggies like leeks and scallions. 


Beans And Legumes 

Don’t avoid beans for fear of having a little gas. Believe it or not, it’s a good sign. You see, when beans and legumes reach the large intestine (aka the colon), they’re still intact. It’s there that your hungry gut bacteria feed on them. This process is called fermentation and is often associated with—you guessed it—gas. 

So, while it certainly might be a bit awkward, if you’ve got gas after enjoying a bowl of beans or lentils, you can feel good about it because it simply means that your bugs are hard at work!


A Final Word 

Keeping your gut healthy and working properly really all boils down to good nutrition. When your diet is full of processed and refined foods, your gut microbiota tends to suffer. This can create a power shift in your gut, giving control to the bad bacteria, resulting in many uncomfortable symptoms. 

Don’t allow the bad bugs to take control—fuel your gut with healthy foods like our delicious Uprising Superfood Bread to help the good bugs flourish and thrive!

Arguably the best bread on the planet, our Uprising Superfood Bread is second-to-none. Made with absolutely no fillers, chemicals, or artificial ingredients, you will fuel your body with nine grams of gut-healthy fiber, six grams of protein, and only two net carbs in one serving. 

A mind-bending combination of taste and actual health transformation— delivered directly to your doorstep. Check us out today and give your gut the best of the best tomorrow!


Sources:

Synbiotics in Health and Disease | Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Eating When You Have Diarrhea | Breast Cancer

The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis | NCBI

Allergy and the gastrointestinal system | NCBI

Probiotics: What You Need To Know | NCCIH

Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States | NIDDK

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