12. Cultured Foods
Cultured foods, such as sauerkraut, real miso and kimchi, which is a traditional Korean treat created with fermented cabbage, red pepper, onions, radish, garlic, ginger and salt are extremely healthy for the body.
Basically, fermentation is an ancient technique of preserving food that allows food to be naturally transformed by microorganisms that aid in breaking down all the carbohydrates and proteins within the food staples. This provides the food an abundance of healthy bacteria, such as lactobacilli, which help promote easy and quick digestion.
Much like berries, apples are loaded with potently powerful phenolic compounds, primarily flavonoids, which aid in fighting off the symptoms of inflammatory disease. Moreover, apple is also an incredibly rich source of pectin, an essential form of soluble fiber that aids in flushing out the build-up of toxic elements to allow detoxification.
14. Prebiotic-Rich Foods
Research reveals that prebiotics are indigestible fibers that benefit gut flora, also referred to our probiotics. Now, probiotics are basically living microorganisms that aid our wellbeing and smooth digestion. While prebiotics are non-living fibers that we consume through our diet and they aid in feed probiotics, to allow them to grow flourishingly.
Consuming prebiotic-rich foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, leeks, asparagus, and certain root vegetables, like beets, dandelion, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory and burdock, will help promote greater health and wellbeing.