The human gut contains trillions of microorganisms called the ‘gut microbiome’ that aid digestion and nutrient absorption. However, as people age, the diversity and amount of gut microbes reduce. With imbalance in the gut microbes, seniors become more prone to digestive issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and diarrhoea. As elderly people have fewer friendly bacteria, probiotic foods can help seniors maintain a healthy gut.    As one of the leading senior citizen homes in Coimbatore, we share a quick list of probiotic foods that can help seniors maintain a good gut balance.    Yoghurt: Yoghurt is one of the best sources of probiotics. As yoghurt is made from milk that has been fermented by probiotics, it is loaded with gut-friendly bacteria that help in digestion. It has been found that yoghurt consumption can help increase microbial diversity that is important for overall gut health. Also, yoghurt can be consumed by people who are lactose intolerant. Kimchi:  Seniors who love kimchi salad have one more reason to add this delicious food to their regular diet – it contains good bacteria that may benefit digestive health. The main ingredient of kimchi is cabbage that is fermented with probiotic lactic acid bacteria. Kombucha tea: The fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast offers a myriad of health-promoting properties such as it can promote digestion, reduce insomnia, and can positively impact one’s mood. Pickled cucumbers: Cucumbers are preserved in a solution of salt and water and left to ferment for some time. Fermented pickles act like probiotics, supporting the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.   Looking for senior homes in Coimbatore that can cater to your nutritional needs?    At our senior citizen homes in Coimbatore, we work with nutritionists to design a menu that meets the nutritional needs of our residents. We ensure that the meals are prepared under hygienic conditions. Our F&B team organises regular meetings with our residents to take their feedback so that the meals are prepared to suit their needs and preferences. To know more about the services and facilities we offer at our senior citizen homes in Coimbatore, call us at +91 8884555554.

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