7 Healthy Ingredients Your Diet Needs
You don't need to radically change your lifestyle or pop a small army of supplements to get healthy. Just add these 7 ingredients to your diet
Believe in bacteriaBacteria gets a bad rap. It's the stuff that makes us sick, the stuff we're supposed to avoid at all costs. But there is such a thing as good bacteria, and when it comes to our digestion, this good bacteria is crucial.
"Beneficial bacteria [known as probiotics] keeps your gut healthy," says Stella Metsovas, a nutrition and diet expert in Los Angeles. "Having healthy, functioning intestines allows you to better digest and assimilate nutrients -- a key factor to optimal health!"
While Metsovas takes a bite of kimchi or sauerkraut every morning, any foods with live, active cultures (like miso, tempeh, and kefir) fit the bill.