Jenna's Top 10 Essentials for Maintaining Good Gut Health

Jenna's Top 10 Essentials for Maintaining Good Gut Health

NutritionistJenna Hope

Jenna Hope has an undergraduate and a masters degree in nutrition. She is registered with the Association for Nutrition and is hugely passionate about ensuring that products which claim to be healthy really are as they say. Jenna works with individuals, brands, corporate clients and the media to ...

'The term gut health is thrown around a lot but what does it really mean? When we are talking about gut health, we're often referring to the collection of bacteria that are housed within the large intestine.

These bacteria are associated with numerous health outcomes from dietary choices, brain function, weight function, sleep, stress and more! Ultimately, having a healthy gut is about housing more of the beneficial bacteria and less of the bad bacteria. In the list below I've shared 10 foods that can help you to increase the good bacteria in the gut.'

mybest-UK resident specialist Jenna Hope has kindly curated a list of essentials for maintaining good gut health. Make sure you read on to learn more about what your body should be seeing more of and start the change today!

  • Last updated: 27-05-2021
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ClearspringOrganic Miso Johsen Brown Rice Unpasteurised


Montezuma's73% Cocoa Dark Drinking Chocolate Disks


TeapigsMao Feng Green Tea Bags Made with Whole Leaves


Happy BellyGoji Berries


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Finally, when it comes to gut health, do remember that there are other factors that can impact your gut too. Sleep and stress are two key players in helping or hindering your gut microbiome. If all else fails try to aim for 30g of fibre per day, you can do this by slowly increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables, beans, pulses and whole grains in your diet!

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