Top 8 Fermented Foods for Healthy Guts

If you thought fermentation was simply aged mushrooms and gone-off cheeses, then you’re hugely mistaken. Fermentation is one of the only natural means we have of getting good bacteria into our guts.

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What You Need to Know About Organic Produce

Have you ever plucked an organic broccoli from the veg aisle, only to trade it in for a cheaper, non-organic alternative?

If you have done this, then you’re with the majority; many of us shop with money on our minds, eager to turn out a cheap trolley run.

But – and hear me out on this – have you ever wondered what price you’re truly paying for your cheap produce? What can an organic broccoli give you, which a 40p cheaper alternative cannot? The answer is simple: nutrition.

Take a look below at what it means for you, and your wellbeing, when you go organic.

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What Are the Best Foods for People Living With IBS?

Guest post by NewLifeOutlook

There are plenty of different foods you can still enjoy with IBS, and there are others foods that should be avoided at all cost.

You’ve likely heard that you should avoid high FODMAP foods if you have IBS. FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates found in foods.

People with IBS don’t absorb or digest this type of carbohydrate very well. The carbs ferment in the gut and cause bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and cramping. By following and eating low FODMAP foods, you will likely experience an improvement in your symptoms and overall health.

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Progurt Review | Healthy Bacteria

Those of you who struggle with IBS may depend on healthy bacteria yoghurts for curbing stomach pain. Unfortunately, many of them are useless and simply do not do what they say on the tin.

Take Yakult, for example. What absolute garbage. It doesn’t work for me, but please do tell me if I’m wrong.

Progurt, on the other hand, is something a little different.

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Best Herbal Teas for IBS

Before you come at me with the pitchforks and the shotguns, let me get this bit out of the way: I am not advising caffeine for IBS sufferers. I know, you know, we all know that caffeine is a muddy recipe for disaster.

However, this post is all about decaffeinated herbal teas, so don’t sweat it and keep reading. Herbal teas are one of just a few natural ways you can curb IBS symptoms without very much effort. Hot drinks are also fab for those with gut imbalances as it is easier for our bodies to process warm fluids, as our bodies are warm blooded (yep… science!)

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Trek Chunks Review | Are They Healthy?

TREK: they love a fad. First to jump aboard the gluten-free, high-protein, vegan train, their products have obviously done well with health food enthusiasts.

It all started with TREK Energy Bars; basically an answer to Clif bars without all the syrup. Fruit concentrate and natural sugars from dates means per bar you’re packing away FOUR TEASPOONS of sugar in one bar.

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Is Almond Milk Healthy? 5 Facts You Didn’t Know

If you suffer with IBS, digestive ailments or are looking to cut your dairy intake, you might be interested in seeing what alternative milks can offer you.

Some of the most popular milk alternatives you can purchase at the minute include soy milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, and of course almond milk.

See here for how alternative milks are made.

The benefits of almond milk are displayed all over the packaging: it’s made with nuts, includes natural ingredients, and plenty of protein. But how good is almond milk, when you compare it with cow’s milk?

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How To Make Alternative Milks (Almond, Cashew & Oat)

Making your own alternative milk is surprisingly simple and, best of all, it is much cheaper that store-bought alternatives.

When you do it yourself, you get to control how creamy your milk is going to be (reduce water for thicker milk), and what kind of flavours are added in; some nice additional options are vanilla extract, sea salt, and cinnamon.

Try these alternative milk recipes and see how much your digestion improves. Each recipes makes the equivalent of 2 per cent milk and around 5 cups per recipe. Keep in the fridge for extra freshness.

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