We’re moving into the Christmas season and times are getting b.u.s.y! Right?
So let's keep up with how to keep your gut healthy and happy for the season, even if you've got some stressful situations that are messing with your best efforts.
Now we focus on FOODS TO EAT - and NOT what to avoid - as that is just a minefield for stress, especially during the holiday season. So, let’s not go there today!
Here are two powerful foods to focus on to build and maintain a healthy gut through crisis:
Start with a small amount and work up to 1/4-1/2 cup a day. Try this recipe as a delicious way to add kraut to your smoothie! (Yes, it actually tastes great!)
Start with a small amount and work up to 1/4 to 1/2 cup per day. Try this recipe as a delicious way substitute for dessert coffee!
Look, its not just me, many studies show that rebalancing our gut microbiome leads to positive changes in our brain chemistry. (Like in this study)
That affects how you think and feel (ie. calmer) and that affects how well you digest.
Do you see how it all connects?
The steps I am sharing with you are simple, yet effective, because they engage the parasympathetic nervous system (ie. you're relaxed) so that digestion is fully activated, and they provide the necessary "team support" (aka. prebiotics and probiotics).
Stay tuned for the final step I took to keep my gut happy during crisis. It’s another easy one, but one you cannot afford to miss.
With love for your gut,
DO YOU ALREADY EAT sauerkraut and kefir? What are your favorite recipes? Feel free to comment below or come join us in the Fermented Foodies Culture Club where we share live cultures , recipes and knowledge.
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Hi there...Wondering which milk Kefir to buy in Whitehorse as I am not able to make it...though yep...can make sauerkraut and it is amazingly great! Hope to hear back when you can...thanks Janis
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Katanne Belisle RHN
Gut Health Specialist
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
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