When it comes to losing weight or maintaining healthy weight, it is very important to have healthy digestive system. For proper digestion, it is very important to maintain a healthy gut flora or microbiome. Gut flora is the microbes in our digestive tract and they have a very important role in our health. They have a major role in our metabolism because they dictate how hungry we are or what food we want to eat.
There are about 100 trillion bacteria in our gut and this number is about 10 times higher than the number of human cells. These 100 trillion bacteria are responsible for sending messages to our brain and they directly affect our appetite, health and mood.
Researchers have discovered that slim people have bigger number and more diverse gut bacteria than obese or overweight people. Gut bacteria imbalance can lead to low-grade inflammation, weight gain and obesity
However, the gut flora is very responsive to quick dietary changes. This means that by consuming gut-friendly food or food that feeds the healthy bacteria, we can control our health and weight.
All you need to do is add 1-3 servings of the right probiotic food a day, and your gut flora will get back to normal and you will be healthier than never.
TOP 20 PREBIOTIC FOODS THAT PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS:
- Raw leeks;
- Raw garlic;
- Raw dandelion greens;
- Raw asparagus;
- Raw or cooked onion;
- Kombucha (effervescent cultured drink);
- Jerusalem artichokes;
- Yogurt (without sugar);
- Kefir (fermented milk drink);
- Cheese made from raw milk;
- Nondairy coconut yogurt;
- Sauerkraut (refrigerated, nonpasteurized);
- Lassi (Indian yogurt drink);
- Cultured veggies (refrigerated, nonpasteurized);
- Pickles (refrigerated, nonpasteurized);
- Natto (fermented soy);
- Kimchi (spicy Korean condiment);
Consuming a healthy amount of probiotics you will keep your intestines and digestive system balanced and healthy which leads to good overall health and maintaining healthy weight.