By Emily Laurence | WELL + GOOD
Every conversation about health seems to come back to gut health. Often referred to as “the second brain,” the microbiome affects more than just digestion; it’s connected to everything from mood and energy to immunity and weight management. Every wellness expert will tell you that having a healthy gut is very important.
You probably already know that sugary and fried foods aren’t great for the gut while fermented foodswork wonders at boosting the good bacteria in there. But when it comes to the top foods gastroenterologists recommend, you might be surprised at what makes the list: it’s not all kimchi and kombucha. Here, three top gastroenterologists share the top foods they recommend for better gut health.