Top spices for gut health
Lunchtime! I’m making Indian food.
Indian food is one of the best microbiome-bolstering diets on the planet.
The spices found in Indian food combat dysbiosis, any kind of gut impairment, and digestive issues— they reduce gas, help with peristalsis, eliminate indigestion and heartburn, all while they support good bacteria.
These herbs also assist in breaking things down—making it easier to get your minerals and your vitamins, and absorb the things that you need for your body to stay in a state of healing.
Find out which of these herbs kill bad bacteria, empathogenic bacteria, and help your digestion work at the same time.
Today’s quickie Guts & Glory covers my top three favorite herbs that I work with for an optimum biome. And I’ll talk about some extra tips to get the most out of your healthy meals—like how long to cook things and the best preparation methods to get the most nutrients from your Indian feast.
Learn how to create a really hospitable environment for probiotics to thrive in your body so that you can be as healthy as possible, using food. Because hey! You’ve got to eat. Might as well make it yummy and good for you!
Try these spices this week and report back here to let me know how it went!
Comment below and let me know…
Hello everyone. Welcome, I'm Summer Bock. This is is Guts & Glory. Today I want to chat for a minute about the fact that I'm reheating Indian food and it inspired me. I'm about to eat lunch and I realized that I think that Indian food is one of the best microbiome-bolstering diets on the planet.
Two reasons. One, things are cooked at a slow, low temperature. The vitamins and the minerals are able to be extracted from the food. For people who are suffering from dysbiosis or any kind of gut impairment, digestive issues, when you can actually aid the digestion and help assist breaking things down, it's easier to get your minerals and your vitamins and absorb the things that you need for your body to stay in a state of healing.
That's one reason. The second reason, and the one that I'm going to share with you today, a little bit more in detail about, is the herbs. Oh my gosh. Indian food has the most amazing herbs that help support good bacteria. Partially, because these herbs kill bad bacteria, empathogenic bacteria, and they help your digestion work at the same time. You create a really hospitable environment for probiotics to thrive in your body so that you can be as healthy as possible.
My top three favorite herbs that I work with, and that I cook with, and that I think are great for the microbiome are coriander. Coriander is one of my absolute favorites, especially when you buy the whole seeds and you grind it up fresh before using it. Coriander helps to reduce gas. It helps with peristalsis. It helps you to eliminate indigestion and heartburn and things like that. It does help kill off bad organisms, so I think coriander is one of my absolute favorites to add to food.
Ginger, ginger is another one. Ginger is a little bit spicy, it's warming, but it also is going to help with circulation. It helps with nausea, indigestion, gas, burping, anything like that. Ginger is a great one to add to your food to help support the right environment, help you digest your food better so that those happy probiotics can live there.
Third favorite, fennel. Oh my gosh, I love me some fennel. Fennel is on the sweeter side. It tastes a little bit like licorice, but in traditional Indian meals you eat fennel seeds after the meal to help aid digestion. Again, this helps with gas, this helps with peristalsis, which means that the food moves through better, and with all the ones I also mentioned … Diarrhea is almost eliminated in situations like this.
Eating these really amazing herbs like fennel, and ginger, and coriander is going to help support the good bugs to live in your gut. If you don't want to make it yourself, go get some Indian food. You'll probably get some of those spices in there along with a bunch of other amazing spices that have similar qualities.
If you want to experiment at home, grind them up, add them to your food, cook it at slow, low temps, and start to feel the effects of a happy, healthy belly. All right, everyone. This is Summer Bock signing out.