“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates, 400 BC.
As stated long ago, most health issues begin with your stomach. The stomach plays a huge role in maintaining the body’s immune system since it is the largest mucosal organ. Goop, a lifestyle blog launched out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen, interviewed Shira Lenchewski, a registered nutritionist and clean-eating coach. Shira talks about why the health of your gut is extremely important and how to maintain a defense against toxins to absorb the necessary nutrients. Gut health can be improved from consuming foods high in probiotics such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and other fermented greens. These fermented foods offer more than just good gut health. They can improve digestive health, provide needed nutrients, detoxify, and decrease sugar cravings, to name a few.
The experts at Goop have posted this in-depth Q&A about gut health, why it matters, and how to incorporate fermented foods into your diet. Continue reading the full article here. Picture credit & recipe here.