There are a few things that we can do in order to feed our gut microbes which will help strengthen the good bacteria in our gut. The easiest way to feed our microbes is simply to add fiber to our diets. Gut bacteria creates short chain fatty acids which help reduce inflammation. To get enough fiber all we need is 3 servings of vegetables or 2 servings of fruit daily. We also can try to feed our gut using prebiotics. To get this into our body we can eat things like asparagus, apples and pears. Prebiotics can also help us sleep better according to a study that showed mice were more resilient to stress when given a high prebiotic diet.
- In order to feed our gut we should be ingesting fiber. To do this, we should be aiming for 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit daily.
- There has been research done that shows when mice were given a high diet in prebiotics that they were able to battle stress better.
- Doctors cannot prescribe prebiotics as a stress reliever or a sleeping pill which is why it’s important to continue to increase your fiber intake until its around 25-30 grams daily.
“Prebiotics are a type of dietary fibre that humans cannot digest but are eaten by our gut microbes.”