The best foods to heal a leaky gut
When the gut lining deteriorates or becomes damaged, toxins, large food/protein particles, microbes, and other metabolites enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation. This is called leaky gut. It is important to work on the gut lining to ease your symptoms.
Changing your diet can have an impact on the overall health of your gut and gastrointestinal system. The following food should heal and repair your gut.
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Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir, and other fermented yogurt or kimchi can help you reduce the gut leaking and repair it in the long run.
Bitter tasting foods
Having a bitter or somewhat a slight acidic diet is essential for keeping the levels of gastric acid in our stomach at proper numbers. Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in the water level up the amount of gastric acid required for proper digestion and block the leaking of partially undigested foods from the gut.
Having an adequate amount of Omega-3 in your diet can also help you to alleviate the most severe inflammation.
Omega-3 contains HDL (High-density lipoproteins) which are essential for the production of various enzymes for proper breakdown of fat inside the body. The foods which can be looked upon includes;
- Chia seed
- Hemp seed
- Fish Oil and essential fatty substances
Having the bone broth two times a day is considered to be more effective because it contains an abundant number of vitamins and minerals also including collagen and glucosamine. Both of which are connective tissues and are used in the lining of the gut and digestive tract.
Have 2 cups of the herbal tea daily. You can choose the traditional lemon flavour of the tea or chamomile, honey to sooth constipation.
Foods rich in fibre
Food rich in the fibre increase gut mobility and the helpful bacteria.
- Whole grain cereals (avoid gluten)
- Whole vegetables
Green leafy vegetables
Green vegetables and leafy vegetables contain high amounts of oxalates, fibres and provide helpful bacteria for improving your gut.
Consider 2 portions of these each day:
- Cruciferous vegetables