Before we tell you what foods are best for leaky gut syndrome, we should first explain what it is. Although “leaky gut” is not yet in the medical dictionary, the term refers to an increase in intestinal permeability that may be related to painful digestive problems. However, just because the medical community does not officially recognize leaky gut, it doesn’t mean there aren’t already dedicated “treatments” on the market.
Many of these so-called magic cures have no proof to back them up, explains the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research. Meanwhile, there is some emerging research that suggests certain foods may help (or hinder) your overall gut health. Here are some of them…
Eat: Fermented Foods
Medical News Today cites a 2018 review that suggests having a low biodiversity of gut bacteria can contribute to higher intestinal permeability as well as inflammation, leading to other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease.
The site says that increasing the diversity of bacteria is one way you can help support your overall gut health. Adding some fermented foods to your diet such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso and some cheeses can boost prebiotics and probiotics intake to encourage healthy bacteria growth.