Surprise! It’s no secret that veggies are great for your body on the whole, but leafy greens are particularly beneficial for supporting your gut health when consumed regularly. “Everyone needs to include leafy greens in their diet,” gastroenterologist Will Bulsiewicz, M.D., MSCI, author of The Fiber-Fueled Cookbook, previously stated. “They have almost no calories and are so jam-packed with nutrition…how can we talk about nutrition and not include leafy greens in some capacity?”
In particular, consider adding cruciferous veggies to your shopping list as they’re full of fiber and powerhouse antioxidant phytonutrient sulforaphane glucosinolate, which supports the digestive tract and your gut microbiome.