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Three easy steps to improve your gut health today

Three easy steps to improve your gut health today

Three easy steps to improve your gut health today

If you want to give your gut a boost this summer, here is a good place to start.

Research has been coming in thick and fast regarding the importance of gut health. We know a healthy gut is important for the skin, mental health, digestion, immunity and a whole lot more. 

Probiotic foods

Start adding some fermented foods to every meal. Fermented drinks like kefir (use it in your breakfast smoothie) and kombucha, as well as foods like sauerkraut (add some to your salad), kimchi and coconut yoghurt are good ways to boost your gut’s good bacteria.

Ditch the ‘diet’ and ‘sugar-free’ foods with artificial sweeteners

Recent research from the Ben-Gurion University show that artificial sweeteners including aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k have a toxic effect on gut microbes.   The research showed that the bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one mg./ml. of the artificial sweeteners.

Load up on veggies

Whether they are lightly cooked or in a freshly pressed juice, the plant fibre from veggies is one of the most important ways you can boost your gut health. Plant fibre feeds the good bacteria with the energy and nutrients they need so they can then do their work.  

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