Gut Foods: So Hot Right Now

Jessica Hagy

This just in: Microbes are trending. Not sure what they are? These tiny, invisible-to-us single-cell organisms just happen to be the oldest form of life. Literally.

There are several types of microbes, but there’s only one that’s been catching major attention in the wellness world as of late: bacteria. Long associated with being the cause of runny noses and viruses, bacteria (good bacteria, that is) actually improve digestion and boost immunity (along with many other developing claims); lucky for us, our guts are naturally packed with them in the form of probiotics.

As research develops, we’re learning there are many things you can do to encourage their growth and reap even more benefits. One of the main ways is to eat probiotic-packed fermented foods. When food is fermented, it’s left to sit and steep until the sugars and carbs become bacteria-boosting agents ready for consumption. The process might sound a little unappetising, but trust us—fermented foods can be both beneficial and tasty.

Check out the list below to see what we mean.

Are you a fan of any of the foods on the list? Would you try them? Let us know!

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