Seamus Mullen's tips for preparing one of his favorite prebiotic foods — artichokes.
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Ginger, garlic and chicken bone broth are all-stars for gut health. Ginger promotes healthy digestion and helps your body absorb nutrients properly. Garlic is a prebiotic while the collagen in the bone broth has been shown to strengthen intestinal walls and fight leaky gut syndrome. But the best part? They help create a savory, well-seasoned braising sauce that keeps these chicken thighs nice and juicy.
This recipe features black rice – a good source of fiber and antioxidants – and more veggies than the fried rice you’ll find in a takeout container. Cooking can dampen the benefits of probiotics, so a bit of uncooked kimchi is added as a boost just before serving.
Kefir, a drinkable fermented dairy product, is rich in probiotics — even more so than its better-known cousin, yogurt. Plus, its tangy, tart flavor makes it a fantastic counterpoint in recipes like this herby dressing. Shallots and chives lend flavor while acting as prebiotics, or “food” for the healthy bacteria in your gut.