by Olivia Burns, nutrition student volunteer
Probiotics have one of the largest impacts on the human microbiome and gut health. Fermented foods provide the bacteria in your gut with nutrients that fight disease and inflammation within our entire bodies. Having a healthy gut is correlated to better mental health, and having more serotonin released on a daily basis.
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Probiotics have one of the largest impacts on the human microbiome and gut health. Fermented foods provide the bacteria in your gut with nutrients that fight disease and inflammation within our entire bodies. Having a healthy gut is also strongly correlated to better mental health and having more serotonin released on a daily basis. Kowabucha is another great vendor to check out to feed your microbiome!
3 Bear Oats
Oats have been long known to be beneficial for gut health due to the unique types of fiber oats offer. They have been known to reduce gut inflammation and feed the good bacteria of our microbiome.
Eating foods that are vegan and gluten-free have been known to be beneficial for people who typically struggle with gut problems and bloating. Baking and breakfast mixes are often full of sodium and sugar, so having vegan and gluten-free options that you can find at Coconut Whisk are a great alternative and better for one’s gut health!
The juices offered at Panache contain ginger and turmeric that have been known to be beneficial for digestion and intestinal motility. Consuming these products can help prevent the feeling like food is sitting in your stomach, which is often a sign of poor gut health. Stopping at Panache would be a great stop for those looking to experiment with how different spices impact with their intestinal health.
Sacred Blossom Farm - Living Herbal Teas
Herbal teas have long been a remedy for helping people with stomach cramps, bloating issues, and indigestion problems in general. These herbal teas are hand made and free of processing, which is even better for one's intestinal health. Another extra benefit from herbal teas is that they can improve sleep quality, so Sacred Blossom is definitely a worthwhile stop!
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My name is Olivia Burns, and I am a senior studying nutrition and dietetics at the University of Minnesota! I am initially from the Milwaukee area in Wisconsin, so cheese is of course a staple! In college I have loved learning about the way food impacts our health, and gut health specifically has always intrigued me the most which is why I chose it as my focus for this project. :)