Gut Science

Digestive System

Your digestive system plays a vital role in keeping you healthy. It keeps your natural defences strong, prevents those pesky digestive problems and contributes to the overall health of your body. This complex collection of organs works together to make sure you’re getting the nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need. Each and every section of our gut is perfectly engineered for its own part in processing your food.

So, how does your gut work?

 

How can you help your gut?

Take care of it! Be aware of what you eat and aim to lead a balanced life – this includes breaking up your day with time for relaxation, eating properly, getting enough sleep and giving yourself plenty of time to go to the loo. Need some inspiration? Head to our wellbeing section where we discuss food, exercise and lifestyle choices – small changes can make a big difference.

What affects the gut?

Your gut is a sophisticated but sensitive bit of kit. So, lots of things can affect how it runs such as, stress, what we eat, illness, exercise, medication – even age has an effect. An unhappy gut can lead to all sorts of unpleasant symptoms, it’s important to take good care of it!