What Micronutrients Support Gut Health?
There’s a lot of focus on macros (Protein, Fat & Carbohydrates) to support gut health, but what about the Micros?
Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that make up (or are lacking in) the foods we eat. They contribute to healthy hormone function, digestion, stress management, blood sugar regulation, detoxification, and so much more.
Read on, for a cheat sheet on where to find the micronutrients that will best support a healthy gut.
DARK LEAFY GREENS:
Corriander, Rocket, Chard, Watercress, Bok choy, Artichoke, Spinach and Kale.
Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage and Collard Greens.
Salmon, leafy greens, liver and other organ meats, eggs, full cream milk, red meat, oysters, mussels, legumes.
Whole eggs, organ meats, shiitake mushrooms, beef, poultry, cruciferous veggies, red potatoes, kidney beans and cottage cheese.
Dark leafy greens, liver, sunflower seeds, seafood.
Bone marrow, bone broth, sardines & anchovies (bone-in), collagen peptides.
Fish (Salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring), flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, soybeans.
Onion, garlic, banana, chicory root, artichoke.
Kefir, yoghurt, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, pickles.
REMEMBER THE CHECKLIST!
To support healthy digestion, blood sugar regulation, and to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need each meal, use this checklist to create balanced meals every time through Protein, Veggie/ Fruit, Fat and Carbs.
Speak to MOV.E Coach today if you need help with your nutrition.