Gut Health

Gut and Diet

Want a healthy gut?

Then you’ll need a healthy diet. Good food not only keeps you fuelled – but is also essential for keeping your digestive system running smoothly. A healthy, balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, proteins, wholegrains, healthy fats and carbs can help the gut bacteria to thrive, leading to a happy gut.

Just a few simple wins with what you eat can boost the health of your mind, body and, of course, gut.

Jars of water with fruit and straws


Keep the H2O flowing. Drinking water does more than quench your thirst – it’s essential to keep your body functioning and feeling healthy. Nearly all of your major systems depend on water to survive. Staying hydrated can do so much for your body – from helping your gut flush out waste and preventing constipation, to keeping oral bacteria moving and your mouth fresh. However you decide to stay healthy this season, definitely stay hydrated and aim for around 2 litres of water a day!

Paper bag of asparagus

What are prebiotic foods?

There are bacteria living in your digestive system working away to keep your gut healthy and being an all-around good friend to your immune system. Help these beneficial bacteria multiply by eating prebiotic foods. Prebiotics occur in the Allium group of plants (such as onions, garlic and leeks), in asparagus and artichokes and, to a lesser extent, in beans and some cereals like oats.

Fermented Foods

It’s worth trying in fermented foods like pickles, kimchi and sauerkraut as can be a great source of live bacteria in the diet. Studies have shown that microorganisms in fermented foods can play a part in diversifying the composition in the gut microbiota, which supports overall gut health.

Food for gut health


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