For some time, more than a year I'd say, my family has made a concerted effort to consume some kind of probiotic-rich food at every meal. Even snacks. This is an attainable goal for everyone — and a very important aspect of a healthy, nutrient-rich diet.
Many of the Fundamentals eCourse lessons produce probiotic rich foods in the form of fermented beverages, raw cheese, or lacto-fermented vegetables. The base foods can be eaten by themselves, or as an element of another dish or recipe.
What is a probiotic food? A food that contains beneficial bacteria or yeasts — organisms that are good for the gut. As a bonus, those foods usually contain enzymes, too!
I'd like to show you all how easy it is to eat probiotic foods all the time. In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing a series of posts on this topic. The series will be called “Probiotics: Every Meal.”
The series will cover all the major meals and then some: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts. I will list as many ideas and recipes as I can for how to get probiotics into that meal or meal type. The probiotics will always be raw, as cooked beneficial organisms don't do us any good. 🙂 I'll also place a special emphasis on kid-friendly options. There will be gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free options, too.
For all our sakes, I need your help! Are you a blogger? Get your old or current posts featuring probiotic-rich meals or recipes ready to link up. Even using a probiotic condiment, such as lacto-fermented mayo or ketchup, counts. So, when I put up the post for probiotic breakfast ideas — link up any (or many) posts of yours that have a probiotic breakfast idea or recipe. And so on. Got it? Gonna do it? Good!
If you're not a blogger, get ready to add your ideas, recipes, and tips in the comments. Everyone's welcome! Here are the posts (as they are published, I'll update this list):
- Lunches (my contribution — Probiotic Chicken Salad w/ other probiotic lunch ideas)
I'll end this post with a great quote from a Wise Traditions article by Tom Cowan, MD. Have you ever wondered what beneficial organisms and the gut are really all about? Wonder no more.
“Think of your intestines as soil and grass: the villi are like the soil, and the layer of good bacteria is like the grass covering the soil. If you go to a meadow or a perennial grass field and you overgraze or do something to strip the grass, the soil will become eroded. If this condition continues, you get further erosion of soil, you get cracks in the soil, and surface material starts seeping into the ground water. That is exactly the same process that happens in the human gut. People “strip their grass” with antibiotics, with vaccines, with processed foods, with not getting the right flora via the birth canal due either to a C-section or gut dysbiosis in the mother. Lastly, “civilized” people today are no longer eating probiotic foods. All these factors create an unhealthy gut ecology, a flattening of the villi, and actual holes in the gut wall.”
This post was featured in 82 Ways To Heal Your Gut.
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