Show your gut some gratitude with Peach Berry Toast. After all, it works hard to keep the entire body healthy. To prep, spread a layer of Lifeway Farmer Cheese on top of toasted sourdough bread, then top with a peach berry compote and honey drizzle. We added crushed walnuts to the compote to give each bite a little crunch. Walnuts are also an incredible source of heart-healthy unsaturated fats that have been shown to support brain health and healthy skin. Peaches are a great source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene; they’re also a good source of fiber, while blackberries are an antioxidant-rich superstar thanks to their high polyphenol and vitamin C content. They’re also bursting with fiber! Give yourself some self-love with this breakfast, then perhaps enjoy some peaceful meditation or take a walk in nature.
Our farmer cheese is also a great source of probiotics, which have been shown to support multiple functions within the body with a wide array of health benefits. Peaches, toast, and blackberries are also great sources of fiber to support the growth of these healthy bacteria and more.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.
- 2-4 slices of sourdough bread
- 2-3 fresh peaches (sliced)
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- Toss the peaches, blackberries, and chopped walnuts in olive oil, and put in a 350 degree preheated oven for 5-10 minutes or until walnuts start to brown.
- Spread farmer cheese over toasted sourdough and layer with peaches, blackberries, and walnuts. Top with honey.