The Four F’s
1. Fermented Foods🍜 – Fermented foods continue to grow with popularity, as you’ve probably noticed on your local grocery store shelves. These products include kombucha, kefir popsicles, sauerkraut, yogurts, tempeh, miso, and kimchi. These foods supply the body with a natural source of probiotics to repopulate your healing gut.
2. Fiber🍞 – Fiber is a natural prebiotic, which acts as food for good bacteria. Most people don’t realize fiber is a crucial component for proper gut health. Try fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, fruit, and vegetables.
3. Foundation Foods🥦 – These foods are the foundation of your diet once you’ve supported the gut with probiotic and prebiotic foods. They supply the body with tons of nutrients and also work on healing the gut. Foundation foods include broccoli, greens, cacao, chickpeas, and oatmeal.
4. Fruit🍏 – Apples are a strong addition to your gut healing diet. Not only are they high in fiber, stewed apples are great for your microbiome (which can help heal the gut.) Blueberries are another great addition as they are full of antioxidants, vitamin K, and fiber. Studies show blueberries also diversify our gut bacteria.