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Digestive Health: Prebiotic Foods and Your Gut

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Today’s fast paced lifestyle is one of the major causes of an unhealthy digestive health. Our daily lives are such a rush that the easiest options are junk food and supplements. Basically, anything that helps us avoid cooking a healthy meal. When it comes to taking care of your digestive health, supplements have little or no effect. But, you can help your digestive health by adding some of these Prebiotic Foods into your daily diet.

Prebiotic Foods and Your Digestive System

Prebiotic foods feed the friendly bacteria in your digestive system. It helps the friendly digestive bacteria produce nutrients for your colon cells. That leads to a healthier digestive system. In fact, think of it as an inexpensive, natural way to keep your digestive system healthy.

NOTE: It is recommended to consume the below vegetables raw for optimum results. Except the onions they can be cooked, I checked. (I mean, really? Who wants to eat raw onion!?)

Vegetables

1. Garlic

Promotes the growth of friendly digestive bacteria. Also prevents harmful bacteria from multiplying.

2. Onions, shallots and spring onions

These foods aid digestion and boost friendly digestive bacteria. They also have antioxidant properties.

3. Chicory

Chicory root aids digestion. It’s also an antioxidant and can alleviate constipation. Additionally, it’s also high in inulin. That’s a prebiotic fiber, which makes it a rich source of prebiotics.

4. Jerusalem artichokes

Artichokes are high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. They also have a low glycemic index (GI), which helps keep blood sugar levels stable. Eating this fibrous vegetable can increase the number of friendly bacteria in the digestive system.

5. Leeks

Leeks are another member of the onion family that can help people boost their prebiotic intake.

6. Savoy Cabbage

Savoy cabbage contains vitamins B and C. That means that it’s an excellent source of naturally occurring prebiotics, making it especially great for the digestive system.

Legumes

Legumes are fruits and seeds from plants from a specific family. They’re grown specifically for people to eat.

1. Red kidney beans, baked beans, and soybeans

Beans are another type of food that can boost friendly digestive bacteria. Beans are high in protein and an excellent source of potassium.

2. Chickpeas

Great choice if you are looking to increase your Prebiotic intake. Very rich in Protein, Iron and Vitamin B.

3. Lentils

Easy to digest, very filling (pink or green ones) and very healthy. They are a very rich source of fiber and can help stimulate friendly digestive bacteria and aid with constipation.

Fruits

1. Bananas

Bananas contain naturally occurring fibers that are beneficial for your digestive system, help increase friendly digestive bacteria and reduce bloating.

2. Custard apples

They have antioxidant properties beneficial for your heart and brain health. They may even help to lower your cholesterol.

Their prebiotic properties come from their naturally occurring fiber, which feeds the friendly digestive bacteria in a person’s stomach and helps fight off the harmful bacteria.

3. Watermelon

Watermelon is another fruit that contains prebiotics and can feed the good bacteria in a person’s stomach. The water content of watermelon is high, it’s great for hydration too.

4. Grapefruit

This is another ideal choice if you are looking for prebiotic foods to eat. The high fiber content of grapefruit makes it beneficial for digestive health, and it is also high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Detox and Digestive Health

Keeping your digestive system healthy is important. Keep in mind that the human body is already very good at its job; In other words, keeping your body clean of toxins. Special cells in your gut, called Peyer’s Patches identify and screen out harmful chemicals. This is so that only nutrients from our food get absorbed into our blood. Your kidneys filter half a cup of blood every minute.

The toxins they identify, and isolate come out as urine. Even your liver is in on the process, and he has the hardest job of all. It is your built-in detoxifier and works in two steps. It breaks down chemicals into acetaldehyde, but then quickly converts it into Carbon Dioxide and water. The reason it is so dangerous when your liver fails (especially when drinking alcohol) is… acetaldehyde, i.e. step 1, is poisonous!

But don’t worry. There are ways to help your body stay healthy and keep the detox process running smoothly.

With Ozone Steam Therapy, we can help our bodies get rid of toxins through sweat. Believe it or not, sweating is one of the most effective ways to detox! Think fever; When you are sick your body automatically starts sweating. This is to get rid of toxins that your internal detox system can’t handle. It’s the same with Ozone Therapy.

By simulating a short painless fever, your body gets rid of toxins through sweat, giving you a natural detox boost.

To book your detox session, contact Organies Genoeg today.

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