Did you know that trillions of bacteria and micro flora live in your digestive system? And they’re not just there to look pretty. This microbial community helps with digestion and absorption of food nutrients, fends off pathogenic microorganisms, and helps regulate metabolism. So it’s critical that we take care of these little critters. How do we do that? Before going to the grocery store to spend money on supplements that promote a healthy GI tract, start with the foods in your diet. Yogurt and aged cheese are high in probiotics. So are fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickled beets.

Here are three more diet tips for a healthy gut.
1. Stay hydrated
2. Eat foods high in fiber like whole grains, legumes and vegetables.
3. Avoid possible irritants like alcohol and fatty foods.