Super Foods For Your Digestive System

Super Foods For Your Digestive System

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1. Garlic
This has a wonderful effect on immunity. It’s not only an incredible prebiotic, but it helps the microbiome proliferate. It also helps combat unfriendly gut bacteria.

2. Radishes
Radishes contain compounds called arabiongalactans, which good bacteria in the intestinal tract thrive on. They’re a wonderful snack food. Filling, nutritious, and nourishing to your microbiome. 

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3. Jerusalem artichoke
Inulin is a fiber found in lots of fruits and veggies that’s also a natural prebiotic—and Jerusalem artichoke is full of it. Inulin has no calories, but it still leaves you feeling full…and between 14 and 19 percent of the weight of Jerusalem artichoke is inulin.

4. Leeks
Good news about this farmers market favorite. High in both dietary fiber and flavonoids, they have a lot of manganese, which produces digestive enzymes, as well as high quantities of vitamin A, which is key for healing your gut wall.

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5. Jicama
This root vegetable does way more than satisfy your crunch craving. It provides a high content of inulin and has a healthy effect on the production of important compounds that get the microbiome to produce bacteria.

6. Asparagus
Asparagus is a microbiome balancer of many hats. It leaves you feeling full, helps you lose weight, and is rich in inulin, which feeds the microbiome. It also contains multiple nutrients that help heal the gut wall and magnesium, which is needed for digestive enzymes.

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7. Carrots
Add these colorful root veggies to your lunch salad, and your gut and skin will thank you. Remember those crazy compounds that radishes are full of arabinogalactans. Carrots contain them too, and they’re a powerful, natural prebiotic

8. Turmeric
This spice rack staple—and trendy nutritional supplement—does wonders for inflammation. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory that helps heal the gut, support the microbiome, and promote good brain function.

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