For the cooperation between the beneficial bacteria in our gut and our immune system to run smoothly, our gut and our gut flora must be healthy.

Here are three ways to support our gut health: 1. Put prebiotics on the menu more often Prebiotics are not beneficial gut bacteria, like probiotics. They are a type of fiber that is food for these bacteria in our gut. If you include prebiotics in your diet, you are therefore contributing to the growth and health of the beneficial bacteria in your gut, which do such important work for your immune system. Prebiotics are found in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes. As far as fruits go, you’ll find them mostly in avocado. When it comes to vegetables, you’ll find prebiotics mostly in Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, onion and leeks for these kind of websites. 2. Take probiotics To ensure that there are always more beneficial gut bacteria than unfavorable ones, it can be a good idea to take probiotics. This is especially true if you have to undergo a course of antibiotics. This is because antibiotics not only attack pathogens, but also the good bacteria in your gut. Probiotics, or live bacteria, can be found in fermented foods. Think sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt and kefir. If these products are heated after preparation, they contain (much) less bacteria. So it’s best to make these foods yourself or choose the raw, unheated variety. What you can also do, are supplements with probiotics. Here you will find more information about a green juice that contains beneficial bacteria in addition to fruit and vegetable extracts. 3. Take an eating break In addition to prebiotics and probiotics, help your gut by taking a (longer) break between meals every now and then. Then these important organs can get rid of waste products and give themselves a deep clean, so to speak, so that they remain healthy and can continue to do their work properly on this site. Such an eating break can be done in the form of intermittent fasting. This involves eating within a limited time and fasting the rest of the time. For example, you can eat everything you normally eat in a day within 11 hours and then fast for 13 hours. You can even eat all your meals within 4 hours and fast the rest of the day. In intermittent fasting, you don’t skip meals. For example, you take your breakfast later than usual and your evening meal earlier. If you do not feel comfortable fasting in this way, you can try not eating after dinner in the evening. Then you help your intestines to cleanse themselves. Just as well that relaxation, exercise and outdoors helps to keep your bowels healthy. So those are also good things to do for your intestines and therefore for your resistance.