Updated: May 21, 2020
The huge impact that gut health has on our overall wellbeing is finally getting the recognition that it rightfully deserves, and we could not be happier! *cue celebratory jig*. Your gut is home to approximately one hundred TRILLION microbes (cozy eh?), A.K.A the friendliest bunch of bacteria you ever did have the pleasure of hosting. These fellas are experts when it comes to metabolising nutrients and maintaining a healthy immune system, and recent research has suggested they may also be key contributors in the prevention and management of a multitude of diseases, including metabolic disorders like diabetes and mental health issues like anxiety and depression...
...so what the heck are we waiting for? Let’s talk about how we can treat our tums to a whole lotta TLC.
Fill up on fibre
Dietary fibre is the ultimate Scooby snack for your gut microbiota – they LOVE it. They will feast upon this stuff to expand their family and carry out their important roles. The best kind of dietary fibres can be found in plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, pulses and wholegrains. By having a diet high in a wide variety of these foods, you would be doing your gut microbiota a solid. It's currently recommended that we should be eating around 30g a day of the stuff. Here’s a