Beyond Yoghurt: 10 Surprising Foods That Will Supercharge Your Gut

When we think about eating to support our gut health, many of us start with adding live yoghurt to our diet. This week let's unlock the secrets to a thriving gut with a surprising cast of everyday heroes. You might be amazed at the delicious options waiting to transform your gut health that go way beyond a dollop of yoghurt each morning!

Ditch the Bland, Embrace the Powerhouse:

  • Dark Chocolate: This isn't an excuse for a sugar binge! Dark chocolate boasts flavonoids, prebiotic superstars that nurture good gut bacteria. Plus, its antioxidants fight gut inflammation. A square is all you need to help your gut.
  • Red Wine (in moderation): Enjoy a glass (or two) for a dose of gut-friendly polyphenols. Remember, moderation is key, as too much alcohol disrupts your gut microbiome.
  • Seaweed: Dive into a world of prebiotic goodness! Seaweed nourishes your gut bacteria while offering a bounty of antioxidants and minerals. sprinkle as a condiment into soups or over salads for extra flavour and nourishment.

Spice Up Your Gut Health:

  • Cinnamon: This fragrant spice boasts antibacterial properties, supporting your gut microbiome. Its anti-inflammatory nature helps soothe your gut as well.
  • Turmeric: The golden spice, turmeric, contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that benefits your gut. Curcumin also harbours prebiotic properties, encouraging good bacteria growth.
  • Artichokes: Inulin, a prebiotic champion, hides within these delightful vegetables. Artichokes also come packed with antioxidants and essential vitamins. 

Snacking for a Happy Gut:

  • Pistachios: This nutty wonder is loaded with fibre, promoting healthy digestion and supporting good bacteria. Plus, they're a treasure trove of antioxidants and minerals.
  • Red Cabbage: Don't underestimate this vibrant veggie! Red cabbage is brimming with prebiotic fibre, nurturing your gut bacteria. It's also a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Miso: This fermented soybean paste is a probiotic champion, promoting a healthy gut microbiome. It's also a protein and antioxidant powerhouse.
  • Bone Broth: Simmered bones release collagen, a gut-lining superhero that fosters the growth of beneficial bacteria.


Start small, incorporating these gut-loving additions into your meals. Explore new flavour combinations and discover what delights your taste buds. Remember, a healthy gut is a happy gut, and a happy gut paves the way for a healthier you! Come and join the Facebook community She's Got Guts® for more ideas on living a gut-friendly lifestyle.



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