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Gateway to gut health

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Referred to as the ‘second brain’ of the human body, the gut is widely thought to be the centre of true health.

Made up of trillions of bacteria affected by everything we eat, drink and think, it is a delicate system that can easily be thrown out of balance by our modern lifestyles.

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Factors that negatively impact gut health include:
Stress
Antibiotics/antacids
Environmental toxins/pollution
Excessive sugar/processed food consumption
Insufficient fibre consumption

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While the benefits of good gut health entail:
Improved immunity
Efficient digestion
Overall balance and clarity
Preventing IBS, constipation and diarrhea

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So where do you source the microorganisms required to build a healthy digestive system?

To maintain a long-lasting and flourishing equilibrium, you need to include both probiotics and prebiotics in your diet.

It is recommended we consume 1-2 serves of each daily to reap the physical and mental health benefits.

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Probiotics:
Yoghurt
Kefir
Miso Paste
Kombucha
Kimchi/Sauerkraut - fermented cabbage condiment
Sourdough Bread
Tempeh
Probiotic supplements

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Prebiotics:
Garlic
Onions
Artichokes
Bananas
Soybeans
Wheat bran
Rye-based breads
Barley, oats
Berries

Do you suffer from gut problems? Have you given any of the above a go? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section!

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