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Week 1 Healthy Eating Contest 2020: Gut Check

GUT CHECK: Eat probiotic-rich foods three days this week June 1-7, 2020.

 

A majority of the body's immune system is located in the gut. Deficiencies in good bacteria can inhibit the immune system from working at its best. The fix? Include probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kombucha, pickles and olives in your diet three days per week.

 

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HI,

 

I just started playing around with making coconut kefir because of this program since I read how rich in probiotics it is.

 

It’s a feast for my tastebuds and gut bacteria. Easy to make. This nutrient rich food tastes kinda like dessert—yet it's good for you. 

 

Here it is with cream on the top. Yum!

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there is something calming about your picture, it looks like it stands 10 ft tall! good job!

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That looks amazing!!

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We love making our own homemade yogurt in our Instant Pot. So healthy and delicious! We freeze in fun shapes for the grandbabes and serve with fresh fruit and granola. I included my recipe. Don't be overwhelmed by the steps! I just put in a lot of information to help 🙂 

 

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I love yogurt - and my Abby-Girl loves to lick the cup when I’m finished.🐾💕

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Kombucha is a great way to add probiotics to your diet while hydrating with a low calorie beverage. 8 ounces is 32 calories.
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Kombucha is a great low calorie beverage to add probiotics to diet.  8 ounces is 32 calories.Kombucha is a great low calorie beverage to add probiotics to diet. 8 ounces is 32 calories.

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I eat low sugar granola for breakfast. For the yogurt I use half unsweetened yogurt and half of a flavored yogurt (today's was cherry). Then I add spices like ginger and cardamom. Delish.yogurt and granola.jpg

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A healthy start to each day!A healthy start to each day!

At least five times a week I include Greek yogurt in a meal, sometimes breakfast, sometimes lunch!

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Get Your Probiotics On And Enjoy! Steel cut oats mixed with orange, pear, pineapple, wheat germ, chia seeds and cucumbers (yes, they're great!). Topped off with greek yogurt. Pro tip: What gives it a fresh zing? Lemon or lime zest. Cinnamon is great, too! Eat for breakfast and don't eat again until dinner; it's so filling!

 

Add lemon or lime zest for a fresh twist!Add lemon or lime zest for a fresh twist!Add any fruit (or vegetable) you like!Add any fruit (or vegetable) you like!A terrific breakfast ... or any meal!A terrific breakfast ... or any meal!

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Greek vanilla yogurt with honey nut cheerios and fresh blackberries............yum!

 

Change up the fruit and/or cereal each day!

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My husband is German so we eat a lot of sauerkraut and cabbage.  We like to eat them with potatoes and sausages.

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I drink Kombucha every day to help with my IBS.  My favorite brand is Synergy with a lot of different tasty flavors.

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Saurakraut with ham, onions, potatoes, and mushrooms stew.

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I have been eating Greek yogurt for breakfast three times a week. I enjoy sauerkraut, will try kimch. I have eaten miso, drank kombucha, really like pickles and olives three days per week. 

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Breakfast: rice cake, peanut butter, banana slices and honey. Great start to the day.

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I had a excellent experience eating and drinking healthier choices and I have not craved greasy foods since I've been eating a Vegetarian and Vegan Alternative permanent diet plan with Gluten FREE+Probiotic Rich+Low Carb+Low Salt foods non stop daily.

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Today I ate just flavored oatmeal. But a few days ago, my husband bought blackberries and I ate 2 boxes of them in a week. Then he bought 1 blackberry and 1 blueberry box. 

 

We eat a salad almost every dinner, we have olives in them all the time, besides all the other fresh veggies. My husband has a big garden, I can't wait until stuff starts growing. 

 

I can't go out because I have COPD, asthma, and noncontagious TB so he does all the shopping,.

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Salad always includes sauerkraut Sauerkraut makes everything taste better!.jpg

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We add sauerkraut to salads and vegetables throughout the year. Sauerkraut increase the flavor and reduces any digestive problems.

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I enjoy oatmeal topped with yogurt and fruit (usually berries) at least four mornings every week.

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Kefir daily, saurkraut with dinner, kefir with walnuts or mixed berriers

for breakfast.

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I have enjoyed Greek yogurt, fat free, unflavored, with a bit of honey, fresh berries, and a touch of granola for many years. It is a healthy snack and very delicious and it fills me up! Plus, it is super good for your digestive system, as well!Perfect breakfast or snack!Perfect breakfast or snack!

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I take probiotic in the form of specially made yogurt. It's all home made from Organic milk turn into yogurt. All the excess whey is drained off to make it denser than Greek yogurt. To this is added pistachios, saffron and Stevia to turn this Shrikhand into a very tasty, healthy and gut loving delicacy, especially since I am diabetic and this nutritious food keeps my health & keeps my energy up.ShrikhandShrikhand

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This looks great! I never thought of adding saffron to yogurt. How do you mix in the saffron? Do you grind it?

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We love olives! Tasty, tangy little snack.DEB618F4-5B8A-47A7-90CB-E546A36D6264.jpeg

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