These are some great foods that give you energy, help stabilize your gut and really promote vitality and longevity. You want your nutrients to be absorbed by your gut and distributed throughout your body where required. These are staples in our home and I think you will enjoy them.
The first food that is excellent at healing the gut is bone broth. It contains the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal your damaged cell walls as well as collagen which is great at holding the body together. Collagen is found in bones, tendons, joint, etc. You have to cook bone broth properly and let it simmer for the appropriate amount of time. This is very helpful when making at home but there are also distributors across the United States that ship bone broth to your front door. Here is the bone broth we like to have as I know people like visuals.
The second one is Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) or coconut oil, XCT oil or even brain octane. We have all three in the house. What makes coconut oil unique is that it is mainly comprised of medium chained fatty acids (MCFA) and these are have remarkable healing properties. Almost all of the medium chained fatty acids used in research, food products and medicine come from coconut oil. It is also used in a variety of baby formulas around the world.
So the question is why is coconut oil and the MCFA’s that are inherent in it so helpful? MCFA’s are smaller, they require less energy and less enzymes to break them down for digestion. This means there is less strain on the digestive system and pancreas. This is very important for clients who have metabolic or digestive issues. The nutrients that coconut oil produce and the ability for the body to absorb them with minimal strain allows patients and even healthy people to receive the benefits in an efficient manner. Another key benefit of coconut oil is the energy and vitality it provides. Because MCFA’s are funnelled directly to the liver and converted into energy there, people get a boost of liveliness. This boost of energy transcends into the cells and then speeds up their metabolism as well. This has a pronounced effect on the entire body. When your metabolic rate is increased, you also get the corresponding benefits of healing. Athletes have been taking coconut oil to get a competitive advantage from injuries (speed healing) and the ability to increase their metabolism.
The final one is Kombucha and this is a good fermented product that has been shown to help your gut microbiome.
Here is a little post from Dr. Axe that does it justice. Enjoy.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage of black tea and sugar (from various sources including cane sugar, fruit or honey) that’s used as a functional food. It contains a colony of bacteria and yeast that are responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar. After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with the following effects:
- Improved Digestion
- Weight Loss
- Increased Energy
- Cleansing and Detoxification
- Immune Support
- Reduced Joint Pain
Beneficial Probiotics in Kombucha
An article published in the journal Food Microbiology established that the following probiotics make up this health elixir:
- Gluconacetobacter (>85 percent in most samples)
- Acetobacter (<2 percent)
- Lactobacillus (up to 30 percent in some samples)
- Zygosaccharomyces (>95 percent)
Here is just one of many products that contain kombucha. You can get a variety of flavours and always do your homework.
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