If you’re at all checked in to the world of wellness, you know that gut health is a very buzzy topic right now. Keeping up with your microbiome is all the rage, so I decided to check in with a few nutritionists for their must-have tips for a healthier gut.
I was expecting a variety of advice, including prioritizing sleep, exercising more, taking probiotic supplements and eating, like, miso.
Instead, all three nutritionists I talked to had the exact same tip: Eat more probiotic foods.
Clinical nutritionist Sharon Brown explained, “Many people with digestive issues want to run to supplements and powders, but the first and most powerful step you can take toward healing and supporting your gut is to start with a diet that is based on eating foods that support gut health.” What kinds of probiotic foods? Brown told us some of her favorites are fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchee, yogurt and bone broth—they contain nutrients like collagen and glutamine, which support the integrity of the gut lining.