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Your Gut Matters
Eating habits also play a role in mental health. Research has shown that probiotic-rich foods decrease anxiety and boost the mood. Psychiatrist James Greenblatt explained that “‘the gut is really your second brain. There are more neurons in the GI tract than anywhere else except the brain.’” As research continues to develop, it’s becoming more and more apparent that there is a link between the gut and the brain. What was once suspected as one-way communication (brain to gut) is now understood to be more of a two-way system. Thus, the health of our gut may directly impact the health of our minds.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of 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 system.
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.
Plantiful is a vegan-friendly probiotic beverage with 10 grams of protein per serving and 10 live and active cultures. This delicious and creamy plant-based line is made with all organic ingredients and is free from dairy, gluten, and soy, to keep your gut nourished and loved!
- 5 cups thinly sliced potatoes
- 2 cups Plain Plain Plantiful
- 2 tbsp dairy free butter
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- pepper to taste
- pinch of cayenne
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- Peel and thinly slice the potatoes 1/8 inches thick. Submerge your potato slices in a bowl of cold water as you preheat the oven to 425.
- In a medium pot, whisk together Plantiful, vegetable stock, dairy free butter, nutritional yeast, vegetable bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, paprika, pepper, and cayenne.
- Bring the sauce mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and cold water until smooth, this will be your thickener! Pour the cornstarch mixture into the simmering sauce and whisk well. When thickened, remove the pot from heat.
- Layer half of the drain potatoes in a casserole dish or cast iron pan. Pour half of the sauce over the potatoes. Give the casserole dish a good shake so the sauce gets in the nooks and crannies of the potatoes. Repeat that step with the other potatoes and sauce.
- Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes to get the golden crunch on top. Enjoy!