Real Food Is Good for Your Gut

Did you know that what goes on in your gut can directly affect your mood? That poor digestion can actually cause neurological and psychological disorders?

Eating real food may be beneficial for your gut microbiome, the bacteria that live in your colon.

Indeed, many real foods function as prebiotics — food that your gut bacteria ferment into short-chain fatty acids. In addition to promoting gut health, these fatty acids may improve blood sugar control and provide other health benefits.

Like Autism, the number of people with digestive disorders (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, GERD, candida and food allergies) is on the rise. Just ten years ago, only 1 in 10,000 people were diagnosed with these diseases, today the number is 1 in every 500!

Even if you aren’t one of the growing number of people suffering from the diseases of poor digestion, you may still be suffering from poor digestive health. Hippocrates — the ancient Greek father of medicine — once said that “all diseases begin in the gut.” In many ways, he was right.

Real food prebiotics include garlic, asparagus and cocoa.