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Gut health and friendly bacteria

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If you’re struggling to look after your gut health and your friendly bacteria, then this blog is for you.

Poor gut health can lead to a wide range of symptoms such as food intolerances, extreme fatigue, constipation or diarrhea, bad skin, and also a whole range of malnutrition and deficiencies.

Eat the rainbow

Professor Tim Spector at Kings College University advised if you ate 20 to 30 foods a week, you’re approximately feeding 1,500 different bacteria strains in your gut. Just by eating different foods and not repeating the same ones, you’re feeding different fibers in the gut.

Probiotic and prebiotic foods

Probiotics are live microorganisms, you can either get them in the form of food or in supplements. If you are looking at buying supplements, then make sure they have at least one billion colonizing forming units and they include some key bacteria, like bifidobacteria strains and lactobacillus. Otherwise, probiotic rich foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, so anything that’s fermented.

Prebiotics are what feed that bacteria. Prebiotics are food for the probiotics. Some examples of prebiotic rich foods include jerusalem artichoke, asparagus, banana, broccoli, and some forms of dark chocolate sometimes as well.

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