30 Spoonfuls to Gut Health
I’ll be the first to admit it, this past year I fell off the bandwagon.
Perhaps, like me, someone in your household also caught the sourdough baking bug of 2020. I know, our home was filled with a few more baked goods than normal last year (gluten free, but still).
I’ve also heard many of my clients voice the concern that quarantine created a very close proximity to the snack closet along with a boredom that made it hard to resist.
If this all sounds familiar- you might want to keep reading.
With these changes in diet, we also started changing our gut health. Maybe you’ve noticed some common symptoms from this: bloating, gas, fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, sugar cravings…
Maybe you are ready to start feeling like yourself again.
But Don’t Worry! We had to give up a lot of comforts last year, and right now I’m not really wanting to take anything else away. So I’m NOT!
I’m going to change my gut health in 30 days, and all I’m going to commit to is adding in 1 spoonful of goodness per day. Are you interested?
What am I talking about?
Instead of focusing on changing my gut health by eliminating foods, I’m going to do so by adding in probiotic rich fermented foods! One spoon a day for 30 days.
What are Some Benefits of Fermented Food?
Improved Brain Function
Aids in Lose Weight
Increased Nutrient Absorption
Balances Gut Flora
Do you want to join the challenge of changing your gut health with only 30 spoonfuls?
So what are fermented foods anyways?
Fermentation is a way of preserving foods that has been used for thousands of years. You are probably familiar with, or have even had some of these foods.
You may already know that fermented foods are full of beneficial bacteria, in fact it is the bacteria that actually does the preserving. But did you know that when foods are fermented they make additional vitamins and minerals available to us?
Did you know that fermented foods can change your cravings for sweets and junk food just by feeding good bacteria in your gut?
So instead of focusing on taking out foods that cause harm to my body, I'm putting my energy towards adding in foods that create health and healing!
I'd love you to join me!
Doing this side by side with fellow health minded peeps will make this experience fun for all of us. I'll be sharing recipes, good store bought fermented foods, additional benefits and other thoughts & ideas on my Instagram page. I'd love your insight into your favorite fermented foods and ways to eat them. Follow the page and comment along the way on how you are feeling. Let's see what happens after committing to just 30 spoonfuls!
Ready to participate?
Things to consider before starting:
Pickled foods are not the same as fermented foods. Pickled foods are usually preserved with vinegar, and do not contain probiotics.
When purchasing fermented foods, you have to be cautious that they still contain the bacteria. Store bought sourkrauts and yogurts are often pasteurized which means all of the probiotics are actually killed off. Look for sourkraut in the refrigerated section of your health food store & make sure yogurt at least has added live active cultures. Or better yet, just make your own.
If you are dealing with a yeast overgrowth there is conflicting thoughts about adding fermented foods to your diet. If this is your case but you would still like to follow along, I would encourage you to only include fermented vegetables, but no fermented fruits, dairy, or drinks.
I also believe that taking out inflammatory foods is a crucial part to optimal health. Hopefully, joining this challenge will help you change your cravings by improving your beneficial gut flora and start you on a journey to make even more great changes for your health.
Do you want to join me?
Follow me on instagram for my favorite fermented food brands, easy to follow recipes, additional health benefits and more!
Change you gut health with 30 spoonfuls!