4. Eat Whole, Fresh Food Whenever Possible
All roads lead to this point. The most nutrient rich foods are those that have the least processing. This doesn't refer to the cooking or baking it may receive in your home but to the more extreme processing that happens before it gets to the grocery store. Wherever you can try to switch to whole foods and limit the boxes and tins that go in the cart.
5. Include Active Family Time That Gets Everyone Outside
Historically, people used to eat a much greater quantity of fermented foods, just because of preservation techniques. One consequence of this was children had a lot more healthy bacteria in their gut and consistent source of prebiotic and probiotic food.
This past year studies have been published showing the benefits of increasing probiotics in kid's diets. These benefits go beyond the known benefits of decreasing diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Studies have found probiotics beneficial in decreasing allergies, asthma, allergy symptoms (such as skin problems, wheezing, and more), yeast infections, and limiting the effects of Chron's disease and ulcers.
The data indicating the benefits of probiotics in adults is more extensive. Research suggests that fermented foods and probiotics are necessary to good health, especially for maintaining a healthy gut and immune system.