So this is something that seems to be a bit of a hot topic in the weight loss and nutrition industry right now. Its in the early stages of research but the results look pretty promising so far.
So a an industry, we have known that your gut bacteria profile can play an important role in the health of your digestive system but up until now, we weren’t really sure that it had any significant effect on weight loss.
We are still not quite sure about the mechanisms that makes a poor bacteria profile inhibit weight loss but we do know that improving the balance of good bacteria in your gut can help you kick start the process and speed a few things up in your weight loss process.
From what we know so far the specific strains of bacteria that helps you boost your weight loss potential are “LACTOBACILLUS” and “BIFIDOBACTERIUM”. These help you top up your good bacteria, that aid the digestive process, allowing you to absorb nutrients better from your small intestine.
So how do we get this into our diets to help speed up weight loss and improve our health?
Well, there are specific foods that are rich in these strains of bacteria and are also rich in other minerals that will help you achieve good overall health.
Top 5 Foods To Improve Gut Health
1. Organic Natural Greek Yoghurt
A nice summer breakfast could be
2 spoons of natural Greek yoghurt
2 heaped tbs of raw porridge oats
Handful of mixed berries
Handful of mixed nuts
Mix em all up in a bowl and enjoy.
You could also add a large tbs to your morning protein smoothie too.
2. High Quality Dark Chocolate
Chocolate itself doesn’t contain probiotics, but it was found to be a very effective carrier for probiotics. Chocolate helps them survive the extreme pHs of the digestive tract to make it to the colon. Because of this protective ability probiotics can be added to high-quality dark chocolate.
3. Micro Algae
Supplementing with wheat grass and spirulina would be a good way to improve gut health as it will naturally nourish the good bacteria already in your gut, helping them grow and multiply
Made from fermented cabbage. It is naturally high in live bacteria cultures as well as being high in vitamins A,B,C and K
5. Miso Soup
Makes a great little snack, along with some chicken to help with the protein intake. Has great traditional healing properties and has been proven to be rich in a huge variety of nutrients.
Add these into your current nutrition regime to help boost healthy live bacteria that will certainly help you improve your digestive health and could go a long way towards helping you to finally get rid of that unwanted body fat.
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Darren has over 10 years experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, sports injury therapist and most recently as an educator to other trainers. Originally from South Wales, he went to Liverpool University to study Sports Science and liked the city so much, he decided to stay. Since finishing his degree he set up a thriving personal training and injury rehab business which continues to this day. He has recently moved over to Denby Dale in West Yorkshire and has opened Faster Fitness Solutions, a multi-purpose training and rehabilitation facility located in the heart of the village.