Healing Plant-Based Foods for Your Gut and Brain

There’s a big reason why plant-based 🌿foods are excellent for your gut and brain – beyond their vitamin and minerals content…

… it’s because they contain special fibers that our gut bugs just love!

And when your gut bugs are happy, your body is happy as well!

Bacteroidetes and firmicutes are some of the more dominant bacterial strains found in the gut, and they munch on something called microbiota-accessible carbohydrates (or MACs for short).

So instead of reaching for that Big Mac, reach for some plant-based MACs from foods like kale, cauliflower, carrots, garlic, and onion just to name a few.

MACs are resistant to our human digestive enzymes but are digestible by enzymes that gut microbes produce. They include things you might have heard of like resistant starch, non-starch polysaccharides, and oligosaccharides.

But when you eat too many processed carbohydrates you get an oversupply of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs)… that become prime food for the bad gut bugs 🐞🐜🐛

Unlike conventional practitioners, I always explore with my patients their lifestyles, so I can craft a custom game plan that suits their needs… from eating a predominantly plant-based diet to including grass-fed or pasture-raised animal protein…

Because the more you eat home-cooked, unprocessed foods with whole ingredients (like healthy fats + fermented foods)… your body will thank you 👏🌿!

Plus let me know in the comments what other questions you have about functional nutrition and plant-based foods…

Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus, MD, IFMCP
Healing Unleashed

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