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8 delicious and healthy aperitif ideas (but also beneficial for the microbiota!)

  • June 10, 2024
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And the intestinal microbiota participates in digestion, it also plays a major role in metabolic, immune and neurological functions, recalls Inserm. Its alteration is likely to cause many health problems, so it is essential to take care of your microbiota and your intestinal health. For that, several good habits can be considered, such as good hydration, the consumption of probiotics, or even a sufficient quantity of fiber. Indeed, diet largely influences the health of the microbiota.

While certain types of foods are not recommended to take care of your intestinal health, others would be perfect for pampering your microbiota. Certain spices such as ginger, or turmeric are preferred, but also vegetables, like Jerusalem artichoke, or leeks. While many meal recipes exist to protect your intestinal health, what can you eat as an aperitif? No more salty biscuits, or industrial cakes, Dr Julien Scanzi, gastroenterologist, shared 8 perfect aperitif ideas to take care of your intestinal health.

Healthy aperitif: what to eat to take care of your intestinal microbiota?

In his Instagram post, the gastroenterologist presented 8 snack options for “fill up prebiotics and probiotics while enjoying and promoting good digestion”. Here are the 8 ideas he puts forward to prepare your next healthy and gourmet aperitif:

  • Of chickpea hummus maison
  • Vegetable sticks (choose when in season and dip in hummus or herbed Greek yogurt)
  • Homemade guacamole (with seed crackers or sourdough bread)
  • Peanuts or pistachios
  • Gazpacho
  • Of the vegetable pickles homemade
  • Kombucha or kefir Fruit
  • Fruit koso

In addition to being ideal for protecting your intestinal microbiota, these ideas are also easily made at home, with fresh and seasonal products, in order to maximize the health benefits of these aperitifs. For example, there are many recipes for guacamole maisonof gaspachoor even kombucha. There are also a multitude of tips for keeping these delicious and healthy snacks longer, such as chickpea hummus. No need to wait until the end of the week or feel guilty before organizing a tasty and festive aperitif, while taking care of your intestinal health!

Additional source:

  • Intestinal microbiota (intestinal flora) – Inserm
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Emilie Biechy-Tournade