Ever wondered why you and a friend both go on the same diet but lose very different amounts of weight?
The answer could be a difference in your gut bugs. Your gut microbiome is unique to you, a bit like a microbial finger print. But this microbiome changes over time and is influenced by your diet. For example, different bacteria will digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins differently, resulting in very different calorie absorption from the same diet. The products of digestion can affect processes such as fat deposition, and this is heavily influenced by the bacteria in our guts.
Based on your microbiome profile, your report will highlight some key food groups which will specifically help you regain a healthy gut and control your weight. We don’t recommend you take a whole range of supplements. It’s all about mixing it up to create bacterial diversity. We will provide you with the basic information to build an effective personal dietary plan. Learn more about how to control your blood sugar levels and lower your weight in our report.
Probiotic products can restore the natural balance of bacteria in your gut. They are packed full of healthy or good bacteria found in food products or supplements, such as yogurt, or specific tablets, capsules, liquids and sachets. Probiotics can help you digest dietary fibre in our diets. These products can help to rebalance the microbiome after a course of antibiotics or gut upset such Travellers’ diarrhoea, IBS or constipation. Probiotics are generally safe for healthy people to take.
Prebiotics are generally plant fibres, the source of food that bacterial probiotics can metabolise. These molecules are usually indigestible to humans, so we need all our healthy bugs to do the hard work! Prebiotics act like a fertiliser that can stimulate the growth of healthy gut bacteria.
Fermented foods have been made for thousands of years and have been studied in the area of ‘psychobiotics’: bacteria that affect mental health. They include kombucha, kefir, milk products, miso, sauerkraut, natto, cheese, kimchi and more. We know that eating fermented foods will increase your gut microbiome diversity and can directly provide gut active molecules such as SCFAs. Learn more in your specific bug gut report.
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Healthy Bacteria = Healthy Living