I just read a super interesting article in BioEssays, a biology journal. The main gist was: Blame your GUT BACTERIA for your food cravings.
Bad bacteria in our gut may cause cravings in powerful ways. They affect our mood, change our taste buds, influence our hormones & hijack signals to our brain.
Cravings are not just a matter of willpower.
Instead, cravings may be a direct order from the army of bad bugs in our gut.
Build a better army of GOOD bacteria in your gut. Add a daily dose of healthy probiotic powerhouses like kefir, miso, sauerkraut or kombucha. Ideas:
• Kefir Parfait. Layer kefir (fermented milk), oats & berries.
• Easy Miso Dressing. Mix miso paste (fermented soybeans) w/ almond butter & warm water. Perfect for salads & stirfrys.
• Sauerkraut Shot. Add a shot glass of sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) to any meal. PS: Buy unpasteurized versions since pasteurization kills good bacteria.
• Kombucha Happy Hour. Pour kombucha (fermented tea) in a wine glass & get fancy with it.