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Five Steps to Good Gut Health

An upset gut can cause stomach cramps, indigestion and bloating – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five easy ways to nourish your body from the inside out and boost your digestive wellness.


  1. Eat a variety of fibre-rich foods

Research suggests that fibre stimulates the growth and diversity of good bacteria in the gut. Fibre is found in fruit and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, beets, carrots, raspberries and apples, while wholegrains are also a rich source of fibre.

  1. Favour fermented foods

Fermentation has been used over the ages to preserve foods. Nowadays, modern research has found fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir and pickled vegetables enhance the diversity of gut microbes.

  1. Take time to unwind

While stress is without a doubt something we all deal with, chronic stress can have a negative effect on gut health. Finding ways to manage it – whether through meditation, yoga, or deep breathing – can help to optimise your gut health.

  1. Keep up the H20

Staying hydrated is one of the most important factors in improving digestion and supporting a healthy gut (including foods that contain water). To create some variety, why not try infusing your water bottle with some lemon, cucumber or fresh herbs.

  1. Take a daily probiotic

Probiotics are living microorganisms made up of good bacteria that help keep us healthy and well. They help us to maintain the balance of bacteria in our gut, which can get out of sync because of ill-health, illness and medication. A daily supplement can be very handy in providing your gut with an extra boost.