Trust your gut and learn more about your food this year

Trust your gut and learn more about your food this year

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU)-- It's the second week of 2019, are you sticking to your goals?

If one of your resolutions is to eat better and you're feeling overwhelmed about where to start, consider some local options that could help out.

Both Oryana Co-op in Traverse City and Miranda Monroe, registered dietitian nutritionist, of Grand Traverse Nutrition can help educate community members on eating better and ultimately feeling better.

One hot-button subject that both Oryana and Grand Traverse Nutrition have seen is around gut-health.

Why is it important to form a gut-healthy diet?

Monroe explains, "70 to 80 percent of our immune system is in our gut, so it's really important that we have a healthy digestive system, so that we are healthy and happy all year long."

What foods promote a healthy gut?

Laura Cavender, a long-time Oryana employee, explains that foods like yogurt and keifer can help, along with sauerkraut and kimchi.

However, there are many other foods and drinks that can promote a healthy gut and Oryana wants everyone to have access to that knowledge.

That is why the co-op is offering a "Gut Health for the New Year" class on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to come to Oryana to roam the aisles and learn about gut health, how to bring vitality to your body and which foods can help the digestive system.

The co-op will be offering classes every Wednesday morning in January. For more information, click here.

For more information on Grand Traverse Nutrition, click here.

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