You are what you eat! There are good and bad bacteria in our guts. Here are a few foods that will help us boost the good ones and contain the bad ones.
Cranberries: Full of phenolic compounds, which help prevent bacterial overgrowth in the body. Try adding to salads or in smoothies.
Garlic: A powerful antibacterial containing the natural sulphur compound allicin, which helps to kill parasites and bad bugs in the GI tract. Raw is best, but you can take capsules or tablets.
Pineapple: It enhances the effects of our digestive enzymes trypsin and pepsin, aiding the digestion of fatty foods.
Beetroot: Beetroot helps aid overall liver health, which in turn supports digestion. Aim for a portion a day. (I must find this in pill form. It is sooo good for us but wow they are far from my favorite to eat. I have found I can put finely sliced beet root into a salad with edible results.)
Cinnamon: This warming spice offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Sprinkle cinnamon over root veggies before roasting, or add to yogurt, smoothies and hot drinks.
Turmeric: Truly a wonder spice – anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating. It must be heated to be truly affective. (I add it to my tea but works just as well mixed into whatever I’m serving for dinner.)
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