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Feed Your Bacteria: 10 Foods for a Healthy Gut

In addition to consuming more probiotics, including fermented foods like yogurt, miso, and tempeh, you can promote better gut health by consuming "prebiotics"—carbohydrates that feed beneficial bacteria in your body. Try these foods suggested by Cleveland Clinic dietitian Gail A. Cresi.

Green Bananas

1. Slightly green or under-ripe bananas

Pasta

2. Durum pasta or egg noodles

Sourdough

3. Sourdough bread

Rice

4. Boiled rice (especially arborio, S. Andrea, originario)

Jerusalemartichoke

5. Jerusalem artichokes

Onions

6. Onions, leeks, and garlic (raw or cooked)

Oats

7. Cooked oats

Chicory

8. Raw chicory root

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9. Blueberries

Beans

10. Cooked dried beans (pinto, black)