Improper eating habits could lead to digestive problems like gas, stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. We also know that starting the day with a whole some breakfast boosts energy levels and helps in performing better. But a lesser known fact is that a good breakfast keeps your good gut bacteria happy. Some Indian breakfast choices are on the unhealthy list, egvadapav, meduvada andpuribhaji. A fitness nutritionist can help plan a healthy breakfast for individuals from different ethnicities. For those who have clinical conditions, a clinical nutritionist is an ideal choice to help plan healthy breakfasts.
‘Bacteria’ sounds scary when you hear it, doesn’t it? However the reality is not all bacteria prove to be harmful for your body. Good bacteria exist – in the gut, and they are important in maintaining gut health. Just like us humans these tiny fellas also need food. They survive on pre biotic fiber rich foods - whole grains, green leafy vegetables, fruits, pulses, legumes and oilseeds. Curd and kefir are sources of live bacteria which help in multiplication of good bacteria in the gut.
We have 10 breakfast foods for a happy gut:
A fruit smoothie is the easiest way to please your hunger pangs. This smoothie is jammed with yoghurt and fruit. Yoghurt contains a good balance of carbohydrates and protein along with the beneficial bacteria.
Idlis and dosa that are fermented help in keeping the gut environment healthy due to the fermentation process. In fact, they help build a resistant immune system.
The fermented batter made from rice and chickpeas is a popular breakfast choice in many households. And, above all it is steamed which makes it an ideal choice in weight loss programs.
It is made using sprouted moong, vegetables, curd. This is a perfect combination of protein and pre and pro biotic fibre.
Theplas made with whole grain and leafy greens paired with curd is yet another healthy and well balanced breakfast option which can do wonders to your gut health.
The above foods are ideal in solving digestive discomfort. Not only do they help kick start the day in a healthy manner, but also help maintain good gut health.