In the pursuit of optimal health, one crucial aspect that often takes centre stage is gut health. The gut, often referred to as the “second brain,” plays a pivotal role in maintaining our physical and mental health.
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What are ultra-processed foods? “Processed food” is a term that is thrown around a lot in everyday life – in the media, by the government, by friends and family – pretty much anyone you speak with will have a perception of processed foods. But this perception is not always correct. Technically speaking, the majority of […]
World Digestive Health Day is celebrated on 29th May every year and was launched 19 years ago in 2004 to mark the 45th anniversary of the creation of the World Gastroenterology Organisation. Each year, The World Gastroenterology Organisation selects a ‘theme’ for World Digestive Health Day, with the theme for 2023 being “Your Digestive Health: […]
Probiotics, not to be confused with prebiotics, are live bio cultures that we can consume through a variety of different forms. Sometimes through food, like with kraut or kimchi, sometimes through drink, like with kefir, and sometimes through supplementation, normally taken in the form of capsules. We’re focussing on the use of probiotics in sports […]
For every cell in your body, there are 9 bacteria in your gut (3). This community of bacteria is what we call our gut microbiome which plays a very important role in our health and in our response to certain foods. Research is difficult because no 2 gut microbiomes are the same: every human has […]
It’s not headline news that fruit and vegetables play a key role in a healthy diet. They are known to be packed with important vitamins, minerals, and fibre, however, there are also a number of other compounds that give plants their nutritional power. Meet polyphenols, another reason to pack your menu with plants. Over the […]
Why should care about our gut health? Gut health is a rapidly growing field of research; aside from impacting your physical health, your gut bacteria can also have an impact on your mental health. The intricate mechanisms of this are not yet fully understood, but through something named the ‘gut-brain axis’, our microbiomes communicate with […]