5 Foods You Should be Eating to Nourish Your Gut

If you’ve just opened the door to exploring more nutrient dense foods and the incredible benefits they can have, I suggest printing out a list such as the one below and putting it on your fridge. This will allow you to become more familiar with certain foods and how they can nourish your body and help you feel more energized. This will also make you much more confident when stepping into the grocery store. 

Let’s talk about foods that nourish the enteric nervous system! 

For those of you who are not familiar with this system make sure you check out our previous post. The ENS is responsible for operating your entire digestive system which is connected to the brain. It’s pretty damn important! With this list or nutrient dense food, we’re taking it back to the basics because there’s really no need to over complicate what you’re putting in your body.

1. Salmon – This fish is full of omega-3 which can be anti-inflammatory to the intestinal lining and the brain. Healthy fats are essential to nourishing the nervous system. 

2. Darky Leafy Greens (spinach, swiss chard, kale, arugula, etc) – These greens are high in B vitamins which are needed to support the nervous system. They are also rich in fibre which is considered food for the good gut bacteria. 

3. Grass-Fed Beef – Try to always buy local grass-fed if possible. It is rich in B vitamins, particularly B12. Vitamin B12 is crucial to the health and integrity of the myelin sheath (which is the thing that protects us from diseases like multiple sclerosis) that wraps around the nerve protecting it. 

4. Blueberries – They make an excellent prebiotic and help keep you regular as they are high in fibre. They are also high in antioxidants which helps fight inflammation. Strive for 1 cup a day! 

5. Avocados – This is an incredibly well rounded fruit! It’s not only high in healthy fats but also in potassium which is needed to support healthy nerve function. Avocados are also packed full of B vitamins, vitamin K and protein. You can add them to smoothies, salads, bowls, and even brownies!

Being curious about why eating certain foods are either beneficial or detrimental to your health is a powerful first step in taking control of your own health! 

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Amanda Rader

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