Eat Smarter, Live Smarter


As living healthy is emphasized more than living long in these days, smart eating is highlighted as one of the first steps to take to live healthfully ever after. Eating foods that are good not only for your brain, but also for your digestive system is the key to stay healthy and smart. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, the author of “Brain Maker,” health of the gut is directly related to the brain health, since 80-90% of serotonin comes from the gut. Below is what you need to improve the gut health.

1. Probiotics
There is no need to mention that probiotics are essential for your digestive health. Live-cultured yogurt, kefir, kombucha, tempeh, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles and pickled fruits and vegetables are rich in probiotics

2. Low-carb, high-quality fat
Extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, organic butter, almond milk, olives, nuts, nut butters are rich in high-quality fat.

3. Prebiotics
Prebiotics, which, in other word, is fibers, is as important as probiotics for healthy digestive system. Acacia gum, raw Chicory root, raw Jerusalem Artichoke, raw dandelion green, raw garlic, raw leek, raw onion and raw asparagus are rich in prebiotics.

4. Filtered water
Since tap water often has high levels of chlorine, which can kill off the good bacteria in your gut, filtered water is more recommendable for your gut health.

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Translated by Heewon Kim