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These Are the Best Foods for Optimal Gut Health

What you eat plays a huge role in your gut health. Food makes the difference between being bloated and constipated to being regular and feeling good. What we eat helps make up the microbiome in the gut, which means it can be full of prebiotics and probiotics and run smoothly or be bogged down by harmful bacteria and run sluggishly.

The best foods to eat for a healthy gut are often fermented, provide the body with healthy bacteria, and are very nutrient-dense.
Here are 36 of the best foods you can consume to promote a healthy gut and feel relief from bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and other bothersome digestive issues.

36 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Gut

1.Asparagus
2.Blueberries
3.Avocados
4.Sauerkraut
5.Onions
6.Broccoli and cauliflower
7.Almonds
8.Cottage cheese with live cultures
9.Sweet potatoes
10.Olive oil
11.Jerusalem artichokes
12.Fresh ground flaxseed
13.Kimchi
14.Dandelion greens
15.Chia seeds
16.Kefir
17.Frozen mixed berries
18.Kombucha
19.Fermented fresh pickles
20.Manuka honey
21.Pistachios
22.Tempeh
23.Lentils
24.Mushrooms
25.Semisoft cheeses (gouda, mozzarella, cheddar)
26.Oats
27.Dark chocolate
28.Miso
29.Apples
30.Yogurt – dairy and non-dairy
31.Garlic
32.Barley
33.Bananas
34.Buttermilk
35.Seaweed
36.Chickpeas

By incorporating these foods into your daily diet, you can benefit from the nutrients they have to offer, which can ease digestive issues and symptoms.

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  • Author Bio

    Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

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