The Friendly Bacteria

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The Friendly Bacteria

So much of what we do relies upon having health Indigenous Micro Organisms (IMO).

This is both in the Natural Farm, in the Aquaponics, the raised Pig Pens and the Chicken Coop.

When the soil is heathy, the plants are healthy, the animials are healthy, and we will be healthy.

But why bacteria?

There are more bateria on you and in you than cells in your body.

You have around 100 Billion cells: brain cells, blood cells, liver cells, heart cells....

You have anywhere up to a trillion bacteria.

These number very wildly from study to study, but you get the idea, we have a lot of bateria on us and are not constantly sick. Our bacteria help us in many ways, so we do our selves a big favor if we eat in a way that promotes our guy bacteria to grow.

Foods for your Gut Bacteria

Here are seven gut bacteria foods to help you get started:

1. Jerusalem artichokes

Benefits: High in inulin, strong prebiotic potential

2. Bananas

Benefits: Restores health of the bacterial community, may reduce inflammation

3. Polenta

Benefits: This high-fiber, corn-based complex carbohydrate has a fermentable component

4. Broccoli

And other cruciferous vegetables (kale, cabbage, and cauliflower)

Benefits: Cruciferous vegetables contain sulfur-containing metabolites, known as glucosinolates, which are broken down by microbes to release substances that reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach cancer.

5. Blueberries

Benefits: Can modify the microbiota to enhance immune function

6. Beans

Benefits: Any legume will help release short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) that strengthen your intestine cells, improve absorption of micronutrients, and help with weight loss.

7. Fermented plant-based foods

tempeh and miso

Benefits: Fermented foods, such as tempeh and miso, are trending for a reason. They directly inoculate your gut with healthy live micro-organisms that will crowd out the unhealthy bacteria, improve the absorption of minerals, and improve overall health.