HAPPY WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY!
Are you feeding your friendly gut bacteria?!
The ‘gut microbiome’ refers to the collection of bacteria that live inside our gut and it is has been shown to influence and support our health in various ways.
It’s so important to be ‘feeding’ the beneficial strains of bacteria in our gut everyday so that they can grow and thrive – keeping unfriendly strains of bacteria at bay. Did you know that 70 percent of your immune system cells are located in the gut?
Therefore, it’s key to have a healthy gut environment and that’s where probiotics come in. The ‘gut microbiome’ refers to the collection of bacteria that live inside our gut and it is has been shown to influence our immunity, for example through it’s ability to activate various key immune system cells, enhancing immune efficiency.
You can increase the beneficial bacteria in your gut by including probiotic-rich foods such as live natural yoghurt, fermented foods like raw unpasteurised sauerkraut and kimchi, kefir, miso and kombucha. Also include PRE biotic foods such as leeks, onions, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, oats, flaxseed, and unripe (slightly green) bananas.
Health begins in the gut!
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