More and more studies are coming out about how your gut health effects way more than just your digestion. If your gut isn’t balanced, it can lead to fatigue, anxiety, perhaps even depressed, and more.
With the western diet being so out of whack with processed sugars and additives, it’s more important than ever to eat gut healthy food. Luckily, there are some surprising foods that are easy to incorporate into your diet that are full of probiotics!
A lot of people don’t realize that olives actually go through a fermentation process, and they’re rich in a gut-healthy bacteria called Lactobacillus. Although many people avoid them because of their high salt content, if you cut back in other areas of your diet that are salt-heavy, you shouldn’t have a problem adding in olives.
Another fermented product, miso a soybean paste that is famously used to make miso soup. Besides that, you can use miso as a salty element to elevate your cooking, whether that’s in rubs, marinades, dressings in more! Plus, it’s loaded with a live, active culture of bacteria.
While it’s usually used as a meat substitute, this soy product is actually fermented and also has a lot of probiotics in it. So kill two birds with one stone without having to harm any animals and add tempeh to your diet!