I just read a super interesting article in BioEssays, a biology journal. The main gist was: Blame your GUT BACTERIA for your food cravings.
Bad bacteria in our gut may cause cravings in powerful ways. They affect our mood, change our taste buds, influence our hormones & hijack signals to our brain.
Cravings are not just a matter of willpower.
Instead, cravings may be a direct order from the army of bad bugs in our gut.
Build a better army of GOOD bacteria in your gut. Add a daily dose of healthy probiotic powerhouses like kefir, miso, sauerkraut or kombucha. Ideas:
• Kefir Parfait. Layer kefir (fermented milk), oats & berries.
• Easy Miso Dressing. Mix miso paste (fermented soybeans) w/ almond butter & warm water. Perfect for salads & stirfrys.
• Sauerkraut Shot. Add a shot glass of sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) to any meal. PS: Buy unpasteurized versions since pasteurization kills good bacteria.
• Kombucha Happy Hour. Pour kombucha (fermented tea) in a wine glass & get fancy with it.
Carol Avila says
I have always been curious about the Flex diet. I finally got the book. I am 71 years old and have been around 250lbs for many years, It seems like anything I try doesn’t work. I know it is in my head. It’s too late to be a beauty queen (lol) but I can surely make the rest of my life healthier and can maybe influence my family some. I love the Monday emails and want to learn all I can and add it to my life. Thank you for caring.
Hey Carol! I’m so excited that you got The Flexitarian Diet! YES! Let me know what you try out of it! I’m also very excited about my new project Superfood Swap….I take anything you CRAVE & give you a superfood swap version of it. Upgrade your swaps. #UpSwap! Stay tuned for more Monday WOW emails about this! Flex Your Appetite! xx Dawn