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What you eat isn’t just for you. It’s also food for the trillions of bacteria in your gut, and these microbes play an important role in digesting food and supporting a strong immune system. Not to mention, the gut and brain are in constant communicates  via the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. (How’s that for a gut-brain connection?)

Want to look after your gut?

Gut specialist Professor Tim Spector was on This Morning today discussing five things that aren’t great for your gut, and five things that are – including fermented foods like Biotiful Dairy Kefir!

The five things you can eat that are good for your gut are:

  1. Fibre, such as with a diverse plant-based diet including nuts, grains, seeds and even herbs and spices.
  2. Fermented foods like unflavoured yoghurts, kimchi and Kefir (fermented milk).
  3. Berries for their polyphenols
  4. Red wine, unlike most alcohols, also has beneficial polyphenols
  5. Dark chocolate also has polyphenols

Catch up on the segment here: The truth behind good health? You’ve ‘gut’ to start on the inside!