What goes into our bodies can either fuel us or make us sick.
Foods that promote gut health are important and choosing what we put into our bodies goes a long way. Which is why The Fishwives is here to help you make healthy decisions in your food intake.
When it comes it foods, bacteria is a huge red flag; what many may not know is, it’s actually essential for a healthy gut. Bacteria is generally known to be bad. You’ve also probably heard that one of the quickest weight loss methods is to cut out fatty foods. But, when you’re talking about good bacteria (e.g., probiotics) and good fats (Omega-3 and the like), it’s a different story.
Probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, kombucha, Japanese nato and cottage cheese help nurture live microorganisms that support the digestive and immune system. Likewise, Omega-3 fats, which are found in salmon, can cool inflammation in the gut. Foods with high mono- and polyunsaturated fats – like avocado (a.k.a., nature’s butter) – are similarly gut-friendly.
Truly, keeping your gut healthy should be a top priority. Ever experienced Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhoea or bloating? Then you’ll know how uncomfortable an afflicted gut can be. Good news! Keeping a healthy gut isn’t all that difficult. Here are three fuss-free ways to do so.
1. Eat The Good Stuff
The Fishwives offers a range of foods that help to improve gut health. Its Akaroa Salmon is one example. Reared in the pristine natural environment in the South Island of New Zealand, this fish is a powerhouse of nutrition packed with Omega-3, vitamins D, B6, B12, and selenium – a mineral contributing to the body’s metabolic and thyroid function.
Also available at The Fishwives is award-winning Choi Time Tea. Its Jasmine Green Tea Pearls are packed with antioxidants and can help with digestion, weight loss, lowering cholesterol and strengthening the immune system. Plus, it’s said to give the skin a natural, healthy glow.
2. Ditch Processed Foods
Sure, the occasional indulgence won’t hurt, but eating too much pre-packed processed foods can affect gut health. Instead, incorporating whole, unprocessed foods – nuts, quality whole grains, fish, organic cage-free chicken, seeds, vegetables and fruits – in your diet will do wonders for your gut.
The Fishwives’ Cape Grim Beef Bone Broth is an unprocessed and all-natural ready-made meal alternative. Slow cooked for a minimum of 16 hours, this full-flavoured bone broth is made from grass-fed cattle raised in the northwest of Tasmania – where it has the cleanest air in the world.
3. Pick The Right Foods
Not everyone has food allergies, but for those who do, it’s important to be aware of the make-up of foods lest they set off an allergic reaction. If you suspect you may have food sensitivities, try cutting out things like gluten, dairy, yeast and soy to see if these are the culprits behind your gut issues.
The Fishwives’ passion has always been about offering healthy unadulterated, sustainable clean fresh food. Open seven days a week, the friendly staff at its store in Cluny Court are always happy to welcome you. Extra tip? Its Loyalty Reward Program allows you to turn points into generous monetary rewards with every dollar you spend.
501 Bukit Timah Rd., #01-05B, Cluny Court, 259760
By The Fishwives for The Finder Issue 306 (March 2021) / Images: Courtesy of The Fishwives.
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