Boosting gut health also means boosting immune and brain health. This gut health-friendly breakfast is easy to prepare, rich in plant foods and versatile.
Reviewed by Dietitian Maria Laura Haddad-Garcia
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by a digestive disease, such as chronic constipation, diverticular disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). That’s a big number, mainly because gut health impacts more than just your digestion. Research, including a 2022 review published in Gut, shows that the gut microbiome also impacts immune health. Furthermore, gut health is thought to be a key component in regulating brain processes and in mental health, per a 2021 article in Advances in Nutrition.
Eating a varied diet can help promote your gut health. Even if you don’t have a digestive disease, it’s worth considering your gut health when putting together meals