Here are some simple fermented foods you may incorporate into your daily routine to help aid your digestion and help your gut bacteria. “Gut bacteria” is a phrase we never used to hear regularly, even a few years ago, but now we hear about“gut bacteria” all the time! This is because of the digestive problems and food allergies that now exist on a large scale. Here are four simple items you may try to include in your daily diet that will help with your digestion. All of these items help your gut bacteria because they are fermented and contain natural probiotics.
*It is very important to use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Non GMO Pickles and Non GMO Sauerkraut – or you basically defeat the purpose. Vinegars are often made from corn and virtually all corn in the U.S. is GMO corn. If you buy Organic Vinegars, you are not consuming GMO ingredients and pesticides.
*If your doctor restricts any of these items always follow his or her advice.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Add a tablespoon of shaken organic apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and drink it. It tastes sour, but not that bad. If you really don’t like the taste, add some clover honey to sweeten it.
***Do not drink apple cider vinegar straight or it could damage your esophagus.
Non GMO Pickles – Eat a small pickle or some slices of pickle each day, or with a meal. Remember when restaurants would always give you a pickle or have bread and butter pickles in a little dish on the table? Pickles are good for you because they are a fermented food. Fermented food contains natural probiotics and when you eat fermented foods, such as a pickle, the probiotics help your good gut bacteria.
Non GMO Sauerkraut – Eat a tablespoon of Non GMO Sauerkraut a day and it may keep the doctor away! Seriously – Non GMO Sauerkraut helps your gut by giving it the natural probiotics that exist in fermented foods, such as sauerkraut.
Greek Yogurt – All yogurt contains natural probiotics and is good for you. Greek yogurt has more protein, but less calcium than regular yogurt. Greek yogurt has been strained three times and so has a thicker, creamier texture and less lactose. Due to the higher protein in Greek yogurt, it satisfies longer than regular yogurt, but both are a great source of probiotics!