Stomach Healing Foods

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Jun 24, 2016
Stomach Healing Foods

Your digestive tract is encompassed with an abundance of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, fungi, and parasites that reside within your organs. One of the most important roles the stomach microbiome plays consist of the establishment and development of your immune system and gut lining. Unfortunately, infiltrating our systems with a junk food overload can create  health conditions including early developmental stages of autoimmune diseases. Because we believe your health is your wealth, here are a couple of food repairing suggestions to help you protect and prepare your beloved microbiome.

Natto:

A vital ingredient within the Asian culture, it is a “gut-friendly food” that is created from ripened soybeans that includes the powerful probiotic Bacillus subtilis. An animal study published in the Journal of Dairy Science, states that “the Bacillus subtilis in natto may improve immune function.” One thing for certain is that it tremendously increases your digestion of vitamin K2, known for helping to build stronger bones. 

Tea:

If you are suffering from stomach issues relating to high cortisol, emotional stress, thyroid problems, or severe fatigue, nettle and tulsi teas will prove to be beneficial in helping alleviate symptoms. Additionally, a remedy for autoimmune problems stemming from digestion are chamomile, fennel, ginger, or mint teas.

Bone Broth:

Healing elements such as collagen, glutamine, and glycine are released when the bones of chicken and beef are brewing atop a hot stove. These healing compounds include immune enhancing effects that can help heal and repair the intestinal lining and improve allergies and asthmas symptoms. If you are interested in showing off your culinary skills in the kitchen by making homemade bone broth, no need to look any further!

 INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 pounds chicken necks/feet/wings
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise, and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoon ACV
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5-6 sprigs parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 18-20 cups cold water

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a 10-quart capacity crock-pot.

Add water.

Simmer for 24-48 hours, skimming fat occasionally.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Discard solids and strain remainder in a bowl

through a colander. Let stock cool to room temperature, cover, and chill.

Use within a week or freeze up to 3 months.

(Recipe from draxe.com)


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