What is the Microbiome?
Our microbiome is the key to gut health. It helps us absorb nourishment, creating the building blocks for our overall health and wellness.
The food we eat builds our microbiome. Eating different kinds of plant-based foods builds the diversity and resilience of our gut. Processed foods do not have these benefits and can deplete our gut health.
Fermented foods also help. Sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha are probiotic foods and support the health of the microbiome. High plant fiber foods also feed the microbiome specifically and keep it thriving.
Mindful Eating for Gut Health
Being mindful while eating can positively impact your gut health and microbiome. Eating slowly and savoring each bite can aid digestion and nutrient absorption. This practice can also reduce stress, which in turn benefits the balance of gut bacteria. By paying attention to what and how we eat, we can support a healthier gut ecosystem.
Mindful awareness also helps us find the right foods to support our best health. There is no one size fits all nutrition plan. Instead, we can use mindful awareness to pay attention to which foods feel good to our body when we eat them.
The gut microbiome is a cornerstone of our health. It is a way to have a conversation between our inner and outer worlds that leaves us nourished and whole.