A healthy microbiome is a trendy topic these days with shelves lined with probiotic supplements and probiotics such as kombucha and lacto-fermented fermented products increasingly on the shelves.
While you may have heard about the benefits to your digestion, what you may not know is that your gut microbiome influences a variety of health outcomes such as regulating mood, immune function, nutrient absorption and your blood sugar.
Earlier this month I posted about prebiotics and I thought it would be a nice idea to dedicate a specific post to probiotics.
I have written plenty about the human microbiome and its importance to our health, in its own post and in other posts that aren’t specifically about that topic, but I realized I haven’t really given you information about these microbes and how to make sure your microbiome is healthy, happy, strong, diverse, and abundant.
Let’s explore the world of probiotics: the healthy, friendly, happy microbes that live in and on us. Where do they come from? How do we use probiotics? And why is this important again?
Have you ever eaten a sunchoke?
Maybe you’ve seen them at the grocery store, arranged next to the root vegetables or with the ‘specialty’ produce in a small quantity.
Maybe you’ve even been visually repelled by their knobbly structure, which is often caked in some soil.
I agree, sunchokes are not the most aesthetically pleasing vegetables, but after reading this post and checking out the recipe at the end, you’ll want to give them a try – they have the most delicious flavour!