The knowledge that the bacteria in our gut can influence our mood is growing, in fact in modern day research there is now a term for it: ‘psychobiotics”- this term describes the beneficial way certain bacteria in our gut secrete neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and GABA (yes – bacteria actually do this!). Too little […]Are fermented foods the best foods for your gut?
Many people think that fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kombucha are the best foods for their gut. While these do provide beneficial strains of bacteria to the gut, ensuring that you are consuming lots of fibre is equally important! Fibre is used by the bacteria as a food source which is also known as […]Quick Tip: How to improve your gut microbiome
Here’s one quick tip to improve your gut microbiome … drink green tea! Green tea has been drunk for centuries and is revered in Chinese medicine. Green tea functions as a pre-biotic (i.e. it acts fuel for beneficial bacteria in the large intestine) due to its ability to increase Bifidobacterium species of bacteria. Ten volunteers who did […]