Diet Plan for Gut Health

The tube in your body that food passes through is called 'Gut'. It is about 15 feet or more in length. Gut is the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus.

Living inside in your gut are 300 to 500 different kinds of bacteria containing nearly 2 million genes. Paired with other tiny organisms like viruses and fungi, they make what’s known as the microbiota, or the commonly addressed Gut Bacteria, much of these microbes exist mainly inside your intestines, your gut and they are instrumental to decide the body’s immunity thus Gut is also called the Second Brain.


They Affect How Your Food Is Digested

Since your gut bacteria line your intestines, they come into contact with the food you eat. This may affect what nutrients you absorb and how energy is stored in your body.

This may be due to the effect of bacteria on the digestion of different foods.

For example, humans can’t digest fiber but certain gut bacteria can. By digesting fiber, these gut bacteria produce several chemicals that benefit gut health and possibly promote weight loss.

Eat more: Probiotics, prebiotics, fiber, polyphenols, and fermented foods

Prebiotic foods

Prebiotics are foods that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

They are mainly fiber or complex carbs that human cells cannot digest. Instead, certain species of bacteria in the gut break them down and use them for fuel.

Many fruits, vegetables, and whole grains contain prebiotics, but they can also be found on their own.

Resistant starch can also be a prebiotic. This type of starch is not absorbed in the small intestine and passes into the large intestine, where the microbiota breaks it down.

Food like oats, bananas, garlic, onion, nuts, and lentils contain a good number of Prebiotics.

Probiotic Food

Probiotics are live microorganisms, usually bacteria, that provide a specific health benefit when consumed.

Probiotics don’t permanently colonize the intestines in most cases. However, they may benefit your health by changing the overall composition of the microbiome and supporting your metabolism.

Curd, fermented eatables pickles are a popular probiotic food that enhances the gut bacteria.

Along with the dietary intake, a balanced lifestyle also assists Gut health.

Take into note that your gut bacteria are extremely important for many aspects of health.

Many studies have now shown that a disrupted microbiome can lead to numerous chronic diseases.

The best way to maintain a healthy microbiome is to eat a range of fresh, whole foods, mainly from plant sources like fruits, veggies, legumes, beans, and whole grains AND a consultation with NUTRISHILP for a curated health regime to improve your Gut health.



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