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Leaky gut, also known as Intestinal Permeability, is a health condition where the lining in your intestines develops little holes, which can cause food sensitivities, and other health problems. Chances are, you probably have it if you’re reading this article. So many things can cause leaky gut, many people have it, so don’t feel alone!
A few things I want to explain before getting into this are: 1. I never recommend using any type of animal products for healing leaky gut as they are inflammatory and are not beneficial to you, 2. there are plenty of other websites explaining how to heal leaky gut, but many of them say you need to consume some type of animal product to heal, 3. I have healed myself, without the use of animal products (completely vegan).
Vegan Leaky Gut Diet Food List
Nutrients that provide Collagen Therapy (heal your gut) are: Glutamine, Glycine, and Proline. Glutamine is found in Parsley, Spinach and Cabbage; Glycine is found in Spirulina; and Proline is found in cabbage, as well. When I found this out, I thought, why not make a smoothie with these greens (and other stuff to make it taste better)?
Fermented drinks include: Water Kefir, Kvass, Kombucha, Coconut Water Kefir, Gut Shots
Fermented veggies include: Sauerkraut, kimchi, and kvass again.
Steamed vegetables are better than boiling because they retain a majority of the nutrients, and much healthier than frying.
Cabbage contains glutamine which is essential for healing leaky gut.
Fruit is great to eat because it keeps your intestines hydrated, and has soluble fiber to keep you regular.
Healthy Fats (In Moderation)
Healthy fats include: avocado, coconut, coconut oil, olive oil. These re good to eat, in moderation, because they are easy on the gut. You can eat about tbsp a day.
Soy beans are one of the most commonly Genetically Modified crops, and GMOs are the main cause for Leaky Gut. It just wouldn’t make sense to eat something that could make your ailment worse. Organic Tofu is better (unless you have a soy sensitivity) because it is most likely not genetically modified, and will not be sprayed with the gut-harming pesticides/herbicides.
Seitan is made from pure wheat gluten. It’s good if you get it organic, and don’t have a gluten allergy, which is pretty rare if you have leaky gut. Stay away if you have leaky gut!
Most imitation meats are made from soy and/or vital wheat gluten, which I have already explained are not good for leaky gut (especially if not organic). Try eating veggie burgers (made from actual veggies). I like Hilary’s!
Most chips are fried in canola oil, which is genetically modified (not good). There are some companies who make chips with organic potatoes and either avocado oil, or coconut oil. It is always best to stick with the original flavor or these chips (ex. Sea Salt) because once they start adding other things to it, they will almost always add some type of flavoring that is not good for you.
Most Replacement Cheeses
It is best to make your own cheese out of nuts (cashews are the most popular), or if you’re making a sauce, out of squash or cauliflower. There are plenty of simple recipes on the internet!
Read this: 7 Ingredients That Trigger Leaky Gut
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