More and more studies are showing the importance of the gut microbiome on our health.
Probiotic (another word for gut friendly bacteria) foods contain beneficial organisms that help to colonise our gut so we can help keep our microbiome healthy.
The microbiome is the collection of microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and their genes that live on and inside our bodies. There are trillions of bacteria, fungi and yeast in the body which live in symbiosis and are harmless.
On occasion there may be a loss of diversity in the microbiota or pathogenic microbes may increase. This can impact on our health and can make us more prone to infections, send our hormones out of balance and even lead to skin conditions.
This bowl of miso yumminess is just what the doctor ordered if you feel like your body is in need of a little TLC. A power bowl of probiotics, it helps to support our microbiome, which in turn helps to balance our hormones. This means better mood, energy, improved immunity, improved insulin resistance and improved weight management.
Adding Nori seaweed and spring onions give this soup some added crunch and flavour, while also giving you a boost of B vitamins, iodine, magnesium and iron.
Give this recipe a go if you fancy giving your gut a boost in probiotics.
1 tbsp organic miso paste
1 spring onion (washed and roughly chopped)
½ sheet of sushi nori sheet (roughly chopped)
250/300ml boiling water
Boil your water.
Add 250ml to a small bowl or large soup cup.
Add miso paste and stir until the paste has dissolved. Add more water if required.
Add in your spring onions and seaweed, stir and enjoy as a snack or as a side with a stir fry or sushi.