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Why Am I Always Bloated?

Bloating is a common digestive complaint, which most of us have the misfortune of experiencing at some point. It can leave us feeling uncomfortable, frustrated, and sometimes confused about what has caused it. Although a little bloating can be perfectly normal, if it becomes persistent or painful, we look to...

What Is the Gut-Brain Axis?

The gut-brain axis is typically described as the ongoing and rather complex two-way communication that occurs between our central nervous system (CNS) and our digestive tract (GI tract). The NHS states that around 4 in 10 people experience at least one digestive symptom at any one time, and chronic gastrointestinal...

18 Probiotic Foods for Gut Health

Gut health is a trending topic these days with the gut microbiome taking the spotlight. The human body contains trillions of species of bacteria, fungi, and other viruses; outnumbering human cells by an impressive 10 to 1.1 The gut microbiome is the ecology, or ‘environment’, within the gut, and what...

High Fibre Foods You Should Eat

We have all been told that a fibre-rich diet with a variety of whole foods is good for us. But do you know precisely why a high fibre diet is great for health and just how you can increase your daily intake to reap the benefits? The British Nutrition Foundation...

What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics have increased in popularity over recent years for their positive effects on the gut microbiome. Prebiotics can be described as non-digestible food ingredients that cannot be broken down by human enzymes in the GI tract. Prebiotics are then fermented and essentially ‘fed on’ by bacteria in the intestines to...

Probiotics Vs Prebiotics

In recent years, our microbiome has been in the scientific spotlight with ever-increasing evidence supporting the role our gut plays in health and disease. The more the gut is researched, the stronger the message that maintaining a healthy gut could be the single most important thing we do to sustain...

What Are Probiotics?

Many people consider all bacteria as ‘germs’; unpleasant and harmful organisms. Although some bacteria can be problematic, other forms can in fact induce many health benefits in the body if the ‘right’ strains are present. Probiotics are live microorganisms derived from cultured food products and are either sold in food...

20 Prebiotic Foods for Gut Health

Prebiotics are fiber-rich food sources that cannot be broken down by human enzymes in the digestive tract.1 Prebiotics are instead used as food for our microbiome and are fermented by the bacteria in our large intestine to help strengthen the digestive system. Prebiotics help boost colon health and help our...

The 15 Best Probiotic Vegan Foods

Our gut is a complex and interesting ecosystem, in which trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms reside. Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that help increase populations of good bacteria in the gut and have been shown to help with: Improving digestive function1 Managing type 2 diabetes and glucose tolerance2 Weight...

8 Proven Health Benefits of Probiotics

Our gut is a complex ecosystem filled with various strains of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other living organisms. There are, in fact, more ‘non-human’ cells than total cells in our body, meaning that we are technically more bacterium than human!1 The gut microbiome has been shown to play a vital...