💡Today’s Tip: Add a prebiotic foods to your plate
Here’s why: I could write a whole blog post on the reasons why prebiotics are necessary for health, but Tip Tuesday is meant to be short and sweet and I hate writing blog posts…so here is the short version. Prebiotic, fibrous components of foods, help feed the beneficial bacteria in our gut and this has a chain reaction that impacts our whole health including: supporting the immune system, balancing metabolism, and hormones which can all impact weight loss. Eating foods that are rich in probiotics is probably the BEST thing you can do on a consistent basis to keep the healthy bugs alive and stave off the bad ones.
Here’s How: Although eating high fiber containing veggies, fruits and whole grains is a great place to start. Fiber and prebiotics are not exactly the same thing, as probiotics are a specific type of fiber. So you want to make sure you are getting prebiotic rich foods on your plate often. Here’s a short list of foods to include to make sure probiotics are making appearance at meal time: dandelion greens, asparagus, slightly unripe bananas, apples, onions, garlic, leeks, jicama, and Jerusalem artichokes.
Do you consume any of these prebiotic containing foods? If so, how?