15 Foods For Gut Health You Should Eat More Of

Polyphenols-Rich Food

Plant substances called polyphenols have several beneficial health effects, such as reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, oxidative stress, inflammation, and cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, polyphenols cannot always be digested by human cells. 

Most polyphenols reach the colon, where they are broken down by gut bacteria because they are not adequately absorbed. In addition, lower triglyceride and C-reactive protein levels, which are indicators of inflammation, are linked to changes in the microbiome.

Foods high in polyphenols include cocoa, dark chocolate, grape skins, red wine, almonds, onions, blueberries, coffee, tea, and broccoli. For example, cocoa polyphenols can increase humans’ Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria levels, but their Clostridia levels can be decreased. 

Red wine’s polyphenols have comparable benefits and have even been demonstrated to raise levels of good bacteria in individuals with metabolic syndrome. Green tea’s polyphenols may assist in the fight against pathogenic microorganisms like E. coli and minimize symptoms of peptic ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).