Maintaining a healthy and abundant ecosystem of bacteria in your gut is paramount for all aspects of good health, particularly gastrointestinal, metabolic, immune, and brain health. And the surest way to get there is to consume plentiful amounts of fiber-rich, plant-based foods because these are the foods that feed them. Beneficial gut bacteria are especially fond of a unique group of plant fibers called prebiotics. Think of prebiotics as the very best foods for nourishing your all-important microbiome. Here are the foods that offer the richest supply of these special plant fibers:
- Garlic (raw or dried)
- Dandelion Greens
- Jerusalem Artichokes
I strive to eat onions and garlic daily.