You might have heard about the fact that your gut is your ‘second brain’ and that a healthy gut can help with weight loss. There is also evidence that shows that probiotics are the way to restore the good bacteria in the gut, giving you a boost of good health that can help you tackle belly fat.
But where do we find these elusive probiotics? Well they’re in more than just yoghurt, which is why we have put together this list of sources for you to add to your healthy eating plan.
PLUS we’ve got a new secret weapon in the fight against belly fat. Check it out, it’s number 6!
Best natural sources of probiotics:
You knew this one, right? But not just any yoghurt will do (and definitely not the sweetened flavoured types). Grab yourself a tub of yoghurt that has NO added sugars (just the natural sugars from the lactose) and one that specifically mentions that it contains active or live probiotics.
Many other types of yoghurt don’t contain them as they were killed off in the processing of them. We love Jalna Greek Yoghurt, Barambah Organics Natural Yoghurt, and five:am natural yoghurt.
The Japanese have long enjoyed the benefits of miso, and it’s easy for you to do the same with miso paste available at all major supermarkets. Made from soybeans, it’s good for your gut as well as helping reduce the risks of cancer.
Try this: Miso Beef Noodles
Sauerkraut contains high levels of dietary fibre, as well as significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. It’s also a great source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium, and calcium and is full of beneficial lactobacillus bacteria which is good for the intestinal tract. You can find good quality sauerkraut at the supermarket or health food stores.
Try this: Korean Style Veggie Rice Bowl (with sauerkraut)
This is a fermented condiment, similar to sauerkraut. It’s low in sugar, great for your gut, and available at most supermarkets and health food shops.
Try this: Spiced Lamb and Kimchi Wraps from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Similar to tofu (both are made from soy) tempeh is a great vegetarian source of protein. Normally found near the tofu at the supermarket, it’s a good value way to boost your gut health.
Try this: Tempeh Yiros from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
6. Healthy Mummy’s Tummy Powder
The Healthy Mummy has launched a brand new product – Tummy Powder, a nutritious breastfeeding safe formula with organic herbs, Omega-rich sources of fibre and probiotics which can support your gastrointestinal health.
Get your hands on the Tummy Powder HERE. Simply mix 10g per day in a glass of water. We also recommend that you increase your water intake for maximum results.
Tummy is a source of dietary fibre to help to relieve you of any toxic build up. It is also loaded with probiotics to help balance the friendly bacteria in your digestive system.
Tummy is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which can have fat burning benefits and can also cause your body to reduce the amount of body fat it stores.
With ingredients such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, artichoke, liquorice root, ginger, chamomile, cinnamon, fennel, peppermint and dark chocolate (that’s right!) it’s easy to see why the Healthy Mummy’s Tummy Powder is going to be your secret weapon to fight belly fat!
You can buy yours from our shop HERE.
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