Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Home Remedies for Good Stomach Health

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What we eat depends a lot on the health of our stomach

What we eat depends a lot on the health of our stomach. A healthy gut enables better digestion, absorption of vitamins and minerals, and protection against harmful bacteria and viruses. The term gut microbiome refers to the bacteria that live in your gut. According to the journal Nutrients, each person’s digestive tract is home to more than 200 distinct types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. So, to keep the stomach healthy, you should eat these foods-

1. Fiber-rich foods
Fiber-rich foods nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut and increase their diversity. Add fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains to your diet to ensure adequate fiber intake. Almonds are a good source of dietary fiber and can easily be added to your diet. You will get more benefits by eating raw almonds. You can also mix it with other foods.

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2. Probiotics
According to Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, taking probiotics can help maintain a healthy gut and prevent intestinal inflammation and other problems. Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide numerous health benefits when consumed in sufficient amounts. These beneficial bacteria maintain a balanced gut microbiota and aid in digestion. Foods like yogurt, buttermilk, fermented rice dishes, kimchi, and fermented pickles contain gut-friendly bacteria that help improve your gut health.

3. Prebiotics
Prebiotic foods act as food for beneficial microorganisms, helping them grow and spread in the gut. Build a healthy gut microbiome by adding prebiotic foods to your diet such as garlic, onions, asparagus, raw bananas, flaxseeds, legumes, apples, and more. These foods can contribute to digestive health and overall well-being.

4. Stay hydrated
Adequate hydration is crucial for optimal digestion and overall gut health. Drink plenty of water for good bowel function and nutrition. Aim to drink eight glasses of water a day and avoid sugary drinks and alcohol. Cut down on ultra-processed foods. Choose nutritious foods instead.

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