gut health

The pres and the pros of gut health

How to support your gut health?

One of my most recommended things. Make sure you get some probiotics every day in some way. Good sources are yoghurt, kimchi, and kefir but you can of course buy the supplements. Just make sure to look for bifidobacterium and lactobacillus on the label.

  • Why probiotics?
    Benefits include: reduced risk of depression, increased feelings of happiness, reduced cortisol (the stress hormone), reduced anxiety and healthy aging

These guys come from certain sources of insoluble fibre that ferments in the gut – which sounds gross, but creates beneficial bioactive compounds.  Good sources are: jerusalem artichokes, leeks, onions, quinoa, amaranth. *NB, I’m going to level with you. If you’re not used to these in your diet, you will get gassy, so start slowly or sleep on the sofa for your own safety.

  • Why prebiotics?
    Benefits include: reduced risk of overweight/obesity, increased immune function, absorption of calcium, reduced oxidative stress, feeling full for longer

All about that gut health? Me too! Let’s talk.