Eat These Foods For A Healthier Gut

FOOD  |  July 26, 2017
  • Asparagus
    1 / 5 Asparagus

    By introducing your body to good bacteria, you’re helping your gut improve its bacteria fauna and strengthen its defense system against bad bacteria. Here are foods that naturally contain prebiotics that help to support the life of probiotics in your gut.

    The first food is asparagus, which has a type of soluble fibre called FOS that, when consumed can help support the life of probiotics in your system.

    Besides that, asparagus is generally high in fibre and can help encourage bowel movements too.

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  • Garlic
    2 / 5 Garlic

    Research has shown that regular consumption of garlic can help to lower cholesterol levels, thanks to the high amount of antioxidants it contains.

    Garlic also contains indigestible prebiotics that will remain in the intestinal tract and provide food for the probiotics that inhabit your intestines – allowing it to thrive better.

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  • Leeks
    3 / 5 Leeks

    Often added into food as a garnish, raw leeks are great for helping your body digest food more easily.

    Besides serving as a prebiotic to the probiotics in your body, it’s also high in vitamin K and C.

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  • Bananas
    4 / 5 Bananas

    Bananas are one of the best fruits you can load up on the next time you’re going grocery shopping.

    They’re full of potassium, which plays a key role in keeping your heart beating its normal rhythm, and it’s high in fibre too.

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  • Most Dairy
    5 / 5 Most Dairy

    Most types of dairy like yogurt, cheese and sour cream contains probiotics.

    These fermented products are high in live enzymes that actively increase and improve the amount of bacteria in your tummy.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit for more.

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