This post is all about foods to heal leaky gut. If you suffer from leaky gut these foods can help kill off candida yeast overgrowth, kill bad bacteria in the gut and help rebuild and repair your gut.
Here are some of my top foods I eat in order to heal leaky gut:
These foods are easy to digest which is what you need if you suffer from leaky gut. You don't want to overload your system. These foods are able to heal and create a good environment for your gut. Which will lower inflammation and reduces various health issues.
Apple Cider Vinegar
In short Apple Cider Vinegar kills yeast in the gut and reduces inflammation. It also kills off bad bacteria! It’s hard for bad bacteria to grow and thrive in an acidic environment. The acetic acid in the vinegar helps kill any yeast that is already there.
Also, Apple cider vinegar is a prebiotic and is also very easy to digest! Since it is a a prebiotic, it actually maintains good bacteria in your gut. So it really helps balance your gut. Make sure to get Apple Cider Vinegar with the "Mother" as it has healing properties to it.
You can start by trying a table spoon of Apple Cider vinegar in about 8-12 ounces of warm water.
You can also add some lemon juice in the mix as well.
Coconut oil contains 50% Lauric acid, which is antimicrobial and antifungal. Meaning it fights fungal or bacterial infections. It also fights candida yeast overgrowth and is anti-inflammatory. A great thing about coconut oil is it soothes the intestinal lining helping to heal and protect it.
Coconut also improves digestion as it helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium and magnesium. It can also help improve bacteria and gut health by destroying bad bacteria and candida overgrowth.
Candida imbalance can decrease stomach acid, which causes inflammation and poor digestion. So coconut oil is key to use to help fight a candida and to help heal your gut.
Bone broth is truly an amazing food to heal leaky gut. It heals the gut lining, coats the intestinal track with gelatin and collagen. It also reduces intestinal inflammation! Bone broth is easily digested and soothes the digestive system.
Studies show that gelatin in the bone broth is beneficial for restoring the strength of the gut lining. It also helps fight food sensitivities such as to wheat or dairy.This helps with the growth of probiotics the good bacteria in the gut, and supports healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract.
From the bone broth, the amino acids in collagen build the tissue that lines the colon and entire GI tract, this can support healthy digestive function. So in my opinion bone broth is essential to healing leaky gut.
Sauerkraut is a fermented food that contains probiotics. Probiotics keep your gut healthy which helps improve digestion! It also keeps your system clean reduces inflammation.
Sauerkraut’s fermentation process produces beneficial probiotics. Probiotics have been linked to improving the immune, cognitive, digestive and endocrine function.
The main thing is just starting to incorporate these foods into your diet. You don't want to eat foods that are heavy on your digestive system. You want to allow your digestive system to heal by giving it rest and not overloading it. I highly recommend you start eating these foods to heal leaky gut!
I would also recommend some type of fasting to give your digestive system a break to help it heal. Intermittent Fasting has helped me tremendously with healing Leaky Gut.
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