Superfoods for the GUT!


Our supermarkets today are full of ‘food like things’ (aka processed foods), which can create a havoc in our Gut.

Thankfully nature has given us some superfoods to take care of our Gut Health!

Fermented Vegetables

Naturally fermented vegetables like kimchi, pickles and sauerkraut contain much higher levels of beneficial bacteria than even probiotic supplements. They are very easy to make at home and are a great addition to your meals. Fermented vegetables also contain high levels of antioxidants and fiber for optimal digestive health.


You can ferment either A2 cow milk or coconut milk, to prepare Kefir. It’s easy to make at home and apart from beneficial bacteria, it also contains bacterial yeast, minerals, essential amino acids and lot of vitamins.

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is very good for people who have a leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. It is rich in the amino acid L-glutamine, which repairs the tissues lining the intestines. You can steam the cabbage, cook it, juice it or ferment it, to get the benefits.


Moringa leaves are leaves of the drumstick tree, and are very rich in protein, calcium, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.


Soluble fibers such as psyllium are prebiotics that help nourish beneficial bacteria in your gut. Add them to your diet every day, if you are not taking enough fiber from fruits and vegetables, or if you have constipation or other bowel problems.

Use only organic psyllium husk, and make sure it’s 100% pure. Some sellers use synthetic ingredients that do not contain psyllium and contaminate it.

Chia Seeds

10gms of fibre in 2 spoons – that’s chia seeds for you! Sprinkle them or your salad or add them to your morning smoothie for that extra dose of nourishment.

Disclaimer – Before making any changes to your diet, pls consult your doctor for an opinion, especially if you have any medical issues or if you are pregnant.



Functional Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner

Smriti is a leading Health Coach and Functional Medicine Practitioner, based out of Gurgaon, India.