Feed your gut the food it loves!
Our bodies contain around 100 trillion microbes (bacteria, funghi and viruses) and our gut contains the most, weighing around 4lbs!
This collection of microbes is known as our gut microbiome and plays an important role in digestion, our immune system and weight regulation. If we don’t have enough ‘good’ bacteria, we may experience nasty symptoms, and this can affect our risk of conditions like IBS, cancers and allergies.
How do I keep it healthy?
The best way is to eat a varied diet with a wide range of foods, including:
- Plenty of fibre-rich foods such as wholegrains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds
- Include pre-biotic foods such as artichokes, onions, garlic, asparagus and chicory root
- Include probiotic foods like live yoghurt, kefir, kimchi, blue cheeses, miso and tempeh
- Get moving! Exercise helps motility and blood flow for digestion