With 12 Sprouts stores in the Atlanta area, there are plenty of locations (no matter the traffic!) for you to get your healthy grocery store fix.

If you’ve never been to a Sprouts before, it’s a neighborhood grocery store with a farmers market feel – with over 250 stores in the US, Sprouts seeks to bring fresh, affordable food to your neck of the woods. Sprouts is known for their healthy options in addition to the staples, including their bulk barrels of nuts & grains, a fresh-squeezed juice bar, and a well-stocked vitamin and supplement section.

 

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Beautiful fall veggies at Sprouts in Morningside!

 

My neighborhood Sprouts is the Morningside location, where I had the pleasure of taking a blogger tour with the Sprouts team and local Registered Dietitian Marisa Moore. Marisa showed us all of the different options that Sprouts has for promoting a healthy lifestyle, specifically focusing on gut and digestive health.

Gut health is important for many reasons, most obviously keeping you feeling regular – but it also helps to regulate your immune system and protect you from harmful outside bacteria.  Marisa shared that new published research shows that gut health can impact areas of the body like the brain and your behavior, making it more of a hot topic than ever.

Marisa shared a few easy ways to feed your body with strong bacteria to promote a healthy gut – some tips to get you started:

  • Eat foods high in fiber. Sprout’s bakery section with whole-grain breads is a perfect place to start!
  • Try to get in a few servings of probiotics (which feed a healthy gut) as often as you can. Kombucha is backed with probiotics (Health-ade is a favorite!) and Sprouts has tons of different flavors to suit your tastes.
  • Everyday foods that you already eat can be packed with probiotics as well. Yogurt in the morning or as a snack is a staple.
  • Don’t forget to focus on foods that have a lot of “prebiotics” – these are foods that help grow good bacteria in the gut. Any food in the onion/garlic family, as well as asparagus & bananas, are great sources of prebiotics.

Our group got to try different products at Sprouts that can help with gut health, including kimchi, kombucha, and Nut-Thins (crackers made with brown rice, almonds, and nutrient-rich seeds). Everything was super tasty (especially the kimchi) and we got fun swag bags filled with gear from some of Sprouts coolest brands (how cute is the Everyday I’m Brusselin’ bag?!)

 

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sprouts atlanta

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sprouts atlanta

sprouts atlanta

 

If you want to learn more about the local Sprouts in your area, take a look at all of their upcoming events and your closest store!

If you’re interested in working with Marisa or learning more about gut & digestive health, you can find her here.