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Good digestive health

Keeping your gut healthy

A healthy gut is a happy gut, and having a well-functioning digestive system is vital to your overall health and wellbeing. But deep down, do you really know what’s going on inside you? If your large and small intestines, together known as your gut, aren’t working properly you may not be able to absorb nutrients properly, leaving you undernourished and low in energy.

FOUR TIPS FOR BETTER DIGESTION

Get plenty of fibre

Fibre works as a natural lubricant for your gut, keeping things moving along nicely. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds are all good sources of fibre.

Give fermented foods a go

Fermented foods like yoghurt, miso, kombucha and sauerkraut contain probiotics – active micro-organisms in the gut. Eating fermented foods tops up your gut’s probiotics and help it do its work.

Keep your probiotics fuelled up

The probiotics in your gut feed on prebiotics, a type of fibre found in Chicory root, beans, wheat, bran, oats, garlic, onions, leeks, bananas and asparagus. Eating plenty of these foods will keep your probiotics happily digesting. Try our Farmers Pick prebiotic bars which contain natural prebiotic fibre per serve.

Embrace a varied diet

Eating a wide range of foods helps you get enough of the three types of fibre your gut needs – insoluble, soluble and resistant starches.