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The lowdown on gut stuff

The lowdown on gut stuff

A healthy gut is a happy gut. Consequently, making sure your digestive health is in tip top shape will do wonders for your wellbeing. When it comes to looking after your gastrointestinal tract, there’s one go-to digestion saver which deserves super-star status. We’re talking about probiotics, which are beneficial microorganisms populate your gut with good bacteria and fight off the baddies. Keeping levels balanced means fewer colds and flu while improving defences against allergies, supporting a healthy weight and improving skin condition. Good gut function also means better absorption of nutrients which equals higher energy levels and better concentration. With this in mind and to ensure your digestive tract is working as it should, investing our top five buys below.

The lowdown on gut stuff

The tea: Newby Green Lemon Tea

Just as probiotics can power up digestion, so too can antioxidants. Research shows that polyphenol antioxidants help maintain gut health (sciencedirect.com) by stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria, so sip on a cup of Newby’s zesty Green Lemon Tea. Packed with polyphenols, this citrusy brew also contains lemon for an extra liver detoxification boost.

£5.50, newbyteas.co.uk

The supplement: Potion Probiotic

With 5 billion bacteria and a prebiotic base to strengthen the the microflora’s environment, this supplement contains six different strains for maximum digestion-boosting effect.

£30, potionlondon.com

The lowdown on gut stuff

The smoothie: Bio-tiful Dairy Kefir Smoothie

This thick and creamy cultured milk drink is also free from artificial nasties like flavours or preservatives. Along with supporting a healthy digestive system, it’s also high in protein so you get two benefits for the price of one!

£1.59, ocado.com

The lowdown on gut stuff

The breakfast: STRIPPD Protein Porridge

Oats contain glutamine, an amino acid which helps to repair the gut lining and soothes the digestive system, making it an ideal way to start the day. On top of that, this porridge also contains whey protein to keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

£9.95 for 10 servings, Superdrug stores

The lowdown on gut stuff

The fermented food: Bottlebrush Ferments

These kimchi and sauerkraut creations are made with fresh ingredients and fermented the traditional way to maximise flavour and keep levels of gut-friendly bacteria in tact.

From £7.50, bottlebrushferments.com

For more…

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Nutrition for everything you need to know about making healthy choices every day.

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