A Question I am regularly asked is how can I improve digestion with simple, everyday eating.
Firstly, thing you will be working on is keeping healthy, good bacteria happening in your gut. By supporting your gut with foods that assist with healthy digestion, this assists with optimal delivery of the vitamins and minerals from the food you have eaten to your organs and tissue for optimal function, repair and renewal.
Improving Gut bacteria has become big business in the past few years where you will find a bombardment of nutritional supplements lining supermarket and chemist shelves. — in research labs and on supermarket shelves.
So what is the importance of these tiny microbes and what effect do they have on your health and wellbeing. Your Gut microbiome otherwise known as your gut bacteria, aids your digestion and has a direct effect on your immune system. Poor or inadequate digestion of the food you are eating prevents as mentioned the nutrients being transported effectively to your organs and tissues. It is believed and to me makes common sense that this is one of the major links to the cause of diseases/conditions such as Parkinson’s, heart and circulation, cancer, multiple sclerosis and basically anything that can go wrong within the body. If the body and it’s organs are not receiving an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals (being that from the food you eat, not from nutritional supplements as such). That it is logical that the body will begin to break down.
It has always been my ultimate goal with the clients I work with that keeping healthy should be incorporated easily into your daily living and shouldn’t come at an additional expense. The one area I have always commenced working with my clients is with implementing dietary, that is healthy food changes. Because this is something that is already a part of your budget and by replacing or incorporating these changes will make an enormous difference to your health without costing you a fortune and your health will improve much more effectively than by taking vitamins or supplements.
Improving your Digestion and Your Gut can be as Easy as making a few simple changes to the foods you Eat:
Gut Friendly Scrambled Eggs
Serves: 2 – 3
5 large organic, free range eggs or 7 small organic, free range eggs.
1 teaspoon of Turmeric
1 teaspoon of Onion flakes
1 teaspoon of Garlic flakes
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1 tablespoon of plain organic, Greek yogurt
2 cups of Baby Spinach
1 tablespoon of Olive oil
4 pieces of sour dough or gluten free bread
Boil kettle so as you will have boiling water to pour over and wilt spinach just before serving
Put bread into toaster
Crack eggs, add turmeric, onion flakes, garlic flakes, salt and pepper. Fold through yogurt until all ingredients are mixed.
Heat olive oil in a small frying pan, now add egg mix. It is important that you fold through this mix whilst cooking with a spatula this helps the eggs to remain fluffy.
Stir through until eggs are cooked but still moist, approximately 5 – 10 mins.
Put baby spinach in a stainless steel bowl, pour over boiling water, leave for 1 – 2 mins then strain.
Now on a plate arrange toast, divide egg mixture between each plate, then top with wilted spinach.
Ready to Serve
Foods classed as probiotics, aid Healthy digestion & Healthy gut bacteria, in turn this will support a Healthy Immune system
Probiotic Foods include 2 – 3 serves of these per day!
Fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, carrots, green beans, beets, lacto-fermented pickles, traditional cured Greek olives)
Fermented soybeans (miso, tempeh). Kombucha and Kombucha tea, yogurt, almonds and green vegetables all support healthy digestion and gut bacteria.