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So you’ve had an amazing holiday and like most of us, you’ve probably over indulged, feeling bloated, lacking energy and in desperate need of a detox. There’s no point beating yourself up about it; indulgent dishes are the norm for so many during the end of the year. It’s a time to be around your family and friends and just enjoy yourself. Now that the fun and festivities are over, it is time to look forward, kick those bad habits you’ve perhaps picked up and get your gut health back on track.
Our gut is the heart and soul of our body and if it is not functioning to its best everything suffers.
Hippocrates said more than 2,000 years ago, all disease begins in the gut, but we’re only now coming to understand just how right he was. Research has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut can contribute to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. We’ve only recently begun to understand that gut flora promotes normal gastrointestinal function, provides protection from infection, regulates metabolism and comprises more than 75% of our immune system.
Efficient Microbes are here to support you get your gut right and ensuring a healthy system protecting your immunity and keeping you strong for the year ahead.
Having a healthy gut means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn. It is absolutely central to your health. It is connected to everything that happens in your body. The most obvious first step in maintaining a healthy gut is to avoid all of the things that destroy gut flora like antibiotics, chemicals and bad diet.
As we start 2018, let us look at how you can get your gut back on track and keep it there:
Increase the amount of fibre (prebiotics) in your diet. Fibre feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut and creates an environment that your gut bacteria can flourish in. Some examples of fibre rich foods include avocados, berries, brussels sprouts, artichokes, chickpeas, lentils, nuts, beans, quinoa.
Give your body a detox from the following foods: wheat, sugar, red meat, dairy and processed foods. Even just a few days will be beneficial. Cutting out portions of your diet that are harmful for your gut health is a great way to get your gut back on track fairly quickly.
Feed your body with probiotics. A healthy gut requires plenty of good bacteria. And we actually have the ability to directly add more of that friendly bacteria to the gut – all thanks to probiotics. Probiotics are the free radical fighting and beneficial gut bacteria that roam the gut that are an essential part to good gut health. Ensure you are getting your daily supply of probiotics with our new range, Rawbiotics. Suitable for the whole family, kids and gut specific. To find out more about Rawbiotics and how to feed your body with one of the best probiotics on the market, read here.
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