GUT LOVIN’ GOODIES
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about our favourite foods for super healthy hair and we had such an amazing response that we thought we’d share our favourite foods for good digestion. Good health starts in the gut so what we’re eating can have a massive impact on how we’re feeling (both good and bad). We’ve rounded up the best food to get you out of your gut rut!
Honestly, what can’t green veggies do? Not only are they are amazing for healthy hair but they’re also just as beneficial for a healthy digestive system. Leafy greens are pretty much sugar and starch free, low in carbohydrates and high in fibre, making them super easy for the body to break down. One of the best greens to help you get out of your gut rut is asparagus, which helps promote regularity, decreases bloating and contains high levels of chlorophyll, which decreases inflammation. Grilling asparagus is our favourite way to eat it, served with lots of other veggies, a generous squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. YUM.
Your gut is made up of millions of bacteria that help to digest food. There’s good and bad bacteria found in the body but fermented foods like yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and pickles contain the good ‘live’ type that’s essential for a healthy gut. Not all yoghurts are created equal though, so to reap the full benefits, make sure you look out for a brand that is ‘live and cultured’, like Chobani.
If you’re suffering from sub-optimal digestion, bloating and generally poor gut health but find it hard to fit in all the different types of gut-lovin’ food into your diet, our SWIISH DELIISH Super Green Superfood Powder is here to help. It’s packed full of 40 ingredients including vitamins, nutrients, prebiotics and probiotics, veggies, fruits and superfoods which we have specifically included to aid digestion such as pineapple, cucumber, alfalfa, ginger, bromelain and papain. Mixing one teaspoon into a glass of cold water every morning will not only leave you feeling energised but your gut will also eat up all the benefits!
We all know that fibre is good for our health but did you know there are different types of fibre that all benefit our bodies in different ways? Insoluble fibre is the best for gut health and good digestion and can be found in wheat bran, vegetables and wholemeal bread. As bread lovin' gals, we like knowing that we can have our bread and eat it too, all whilst keeping our gut happy.