As a holistic health expert, I have worked with countless who were eating a "healthy diet" had terrible digestive issues. Have you ever wondered why?
Now the answer lies in the fact that the word "healthy" has a double meaning these days. We are constantly sold the idea that a protein powder can replace real food or that a protein bar can replace a solid meal like breakfast.
Now which foods are actually good for the gut and the liver?
1) Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kombucha and coconut yogurt are healing for the gut lining and help to improve the functions. Fermented foods also boost the number of beneficial bacteria or probiotics in the gut. I recommend either buying organic fermented foods or making your own as some store-bought foods contain toxic seed oils or refined sugar.
2) Grass-fed/organic beef liver and beef broth are remarkable super-foods that are full of nutrients and vitamins like A B, folic acid, choline, iron, copper, zinc, chromium. AVOID conventional organ meats at ALL cost because they're more likely full of synthetic hormones.
3) Raw veggies and fruits - eating a colorful, nutrient-dense dense diet is very healing for the gut, as out gut enjoys a variety of foods. Stick to low, glycemic fruits like blueberries which are anti-inflammatory and contain anti-oxidant properties.
Clearly, our bodies crave real, whole, one-ingredient foods oppose to a 90 ingredient whey protein powder. Incorporating whole foods into your daily routine will do wonders for your healing the gut lining!
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