5 Ways to Love Your Guts This Valentine’s Day


February 14, 2018
By Suja Juice
In Lifestyle, Nutrition

Sometimes it’s easy to forget to give your gut the love it deserves, so we’re here to offer some easy-to-digest tips on prebiotics, probiotics and foods with fiber.

 Berry KombuchaProbiotics

Yes, probiotics are STILL a major trend for gut health that we fully support (PRO-probiotics)! Probiotics are “good” bacteria and have been historically known to affect and improve digestive health – especially when paired with prebiotics. They can be added to your diet with supplements, foods like organic yogurt, kefir (or coconut kefir), sourdough bread, or drinks (like our Probiotic Vinegar Juices!)

AND little known fact, dark chocolate is full of probiotics (now that’s a gut health tip we can really get behind). (1)

Fermented foods

One good way to get probiotics into your diet are through fermented foods.  The fermentation process unlocks the nutritional availability of the food or beverage you’re consuming. Some of our favorites:

  • Sauerkraut – fermented cabbage is a great source for vitamins and minerals
  • Pickles – contain vitamin K along with other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
  • Miso – fermented soybean, barly or brown rice with koji (a fungus)
  • Tempeh – another fermented soybean product, containing high levels of vitamin B
  • Kimchi – a traditional Korean fermented cabbage with seasoning that is high in antioxidants (2)

Prebiotic Foods

Prebiotics can be found in foods that contain ingredients that gut bacteria feed on, producing fermentation by-products that benefit health. Who else loves the smell of garlic and onions being cooked in the kitchen? That’s certainly not all they’re good for – aside from adding delicious flavor, garlic and onions are actually prebiotic foods that are great for gut love! Your gut will definitely appreciate you for these foods, but your Valentine might not…

Other prebiotic foods include asparagus, bananas, kiwi, mushrooms, leeks, & legumes! (3)

Foods High in Fiber

Sometimes with our busy schedules and active lives, it’s hard to be conscious of how much fiber we actually consume. Of course, there are foods such as lentils, black beans, and lima beans that are well-known for being packed with fiber – but there’s more!

Here are some easier, on-the-go foods that are also great ways to get in some of your daily fiber! (4)

  • Almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Apples

Kombucha and Apple Cider Vinegar

And of course, the final (and we think best) way to love your gut this season, is to drink all the tastiest Kombucha and Apple Cider Vinegar. We love your guts so much we created our own Kombucha line and Probiotic Vinegar Juices  that are in fact, the best out there (okay we might be biased).

 

Regardless of how you’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day, rest assured your gut will always be there for you.  So love your gut and we’re sure it will love you back.

XOXOX, SUJA

 

Read More Here:

https://www.sujajuice.com/blog/easy-lacto-fermented-veggies/

https://www.sujajuice.com/blog/the-benefits-of-probiotics/

https://www.sujajuice.com/blog/probiotics-101/

Sources:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ss/slideshow-probiotics
  2. https://draxe.com/fermented-foods/
  3. https://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/best-foods-healthy-gut-bacteria
  4. http://www.eatthis.com/foods-gut-health/
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