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But as Dr Lauren Cara (@dr_laurencara) tells us, "There’s now evidence that the gut microbiome (the trillions of 'good' bacteria that live our digestive tracts), play a role in a broad range of diseases ranging from irritable bowel syndrome, to dementia, obesity, depression and anxiety."
She goes on to draw on both her own personal experience and qualified experience as a doctor.
"I first became fascinated by the research in this area a few years ago when I was in the midst of my own cancer journey which had lead me to go from being a doctor to a patient myself."
"I was keen to support my body during treatment so I made simple changes to my diet to include more prebiotic and probiotic foods. I also started taking a daily probiotic supplement."
"Given the emerging evidence around this subject, and how easy it is to make these dietary changes, I’d definitely say “Good Gut Health” is my top New Year's Resolution for everyone, whether you are struggling with a particular health complaint, or just looking to optimise your health."
And if you are looking to follow today's advice from Dr Cara, then incorporating foods rich in probiotics to you diet can be as simple as eating natural yoghurt or if you're a bit more adventurous, fermented foods (such as sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso and kombucha) are a great source too.
Making sure your gut is full of good #bacteria can help you fight off colds and flu. A study showed that when researchers gave 200 college students a placebo or #probiotic supplement for 12 weeks, students caught colds at the same rate. The students who took probiotics dealt with the symptoms for a much shorter period of time. Their symptoms were also 34% less severe than the students who didnt take probiotics. Another good reason to make sure you have your #oneaday of probiotics! [: royalfashionist]
Happy #NationalPopcornDay ! We love this little snack because not only is it delicious, but it’s actually good for you! Studies have shown that a serving of popcorn (the homemade stuff) contains loads of antioxidants. And a cup of plain popcorn has only around 30 calories. The whole grains are high in dietary fiber, rich in complex carbohydrates, and low in fat. Why not drizzle your popcorn with some melted sugar free ohso? The dark chocolate in our probiotic packed chocolate bars are full of antioxidants making it the perfect pairing poured over your popcorn!
Today is #DitchTheNewYearsResolutionDay ! The most common resolutions are to lose weight or eat a healthier diet. If you are trying out a new diet, our advice is not to deny yourself any of the foods you love, just to be aware of your portion size. Our ohso sugar free chocolate is perfectly portioned to be your ideal #oneaday treat with the added bonus of knowing you are getting a dose of beneficial probiotics. It's a win win! Available at ohso.com
Top tips for New Year from @thegutdietitian Don't forget to allow yourself a little treat, as long as it is a small portion, something sweet can help stop you feeling deprived and therefore you are more likely to stick to your plan… pass the OHSO
Breakfast goals inspired by @thefuneralformyfat so simple and delicious! #repost Took my breakfast into college this morning Overnight oats (HexB) with quark, mixed fruit and 1.5 syns of grated @ohso_goodforyou on top
Today is #BlueMonday known as being the most depressing day of the year. New studies have found an exciting link between gut bacteria and mood and have identified specific ways that gut microbiota may interact with various brain regions to affect mood and behavior. Just another ohso good reason to have your probiotic packed ohso chocolate!