FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Nutrition For Optimal Gut health
There are several ways to support a healthy microbiome including consuming prebiotics and probiotics.
Prebiotics are nondigestible carbohydrate compounds found in foods that promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Good sources of prebiotics include bananas, honey, onions, and leeks.
Probiotics are live bacteria that are introduced to the gut and have beneficial effects. Sources of probiotics are cultured foods, like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
Another way to promote gut health is to consume an adequate amount of dietary fiber daily. Fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate primarily found in plant foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains. Fiber helps maintain microbiome homeostasis, supports healthy bowel movements and reduces the risk for coronary heart disease.