Posts

The Four F’s

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.

Cheese, Broccoli, and Zucchini Fritter Recipe

Low FODMAP Cheese, Broccoli, and Zucchini Fritters 🧀🥦
Broccoli florets are low FODMAP, just avoid the stalks for these delicious, nutrient-packed fritters.

Ingredients:
-2 cups broccoli florets
-1 cup zucchini (grated)
-1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese (shredded)
-1/2 cup gluten-free flour
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1 egg
-3 tbsp nut milk
-1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:
Chop up the broccoli florets and steam them until soft. Mash together. Grate the zucchini. Whisk together egg, nut milk, and olive oil. Mix thoroughly with the flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in the broccoli, zucchini, and cheese. Place a fry-pan on medium heat, adding olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour 1/4 cup of the mix into the pan, allowing to cook for 3 minutes on each side (or until golden brown.) Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Serving size is 2-3 fritters; this recipe makes approximately 3 servings.

What’s Trending – Probiotic Growth

What’s Trending – Probiotics Market Growth in Coming Years👨🏼‍⚕️💊

With the rising growth and awareness surrounding digestive issues (such as SIBO and IBS), the market for nutritional supplements is also on the rise. Probiotics provide numerous health benefits, particularly for the digestive tract. Products including yogurt, fermented foods, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut naturally contain probiotics. There’s a rapid increase in demand for these products as the probiotic market is expected to continually grow. This rising production scale poses growth for companies in the food and beverage industry including Nestle and PharmaCare Laboratories. Companies are launching products such as probiotic juice and chocolate bars. Probiotics can balance gut microflora, treat diarrhea, improve mental health, reduce allergies, and prevent digestive disorders.

Sourced from: The Guardian

What’s Trending – Gut Health

What’s Trending – Gut Health🧠

We talk about #GutHealth on the daily, and it’s growing with popularity. More and more studies show that poor gut health is caused by a low-quality diet lacking in fiber and the overuse of antibiotics leading to a poor gut biome☹️

Healthy bacteria in our gut helps prevent inflammation, supports weight loss, and boosts our overall well-being👍🏼 

As gut health continues to trend, more products are becoming readily available including prebiotics, probiotics, sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi, and kombucha.#YAY 🤗