How veg can help improve gut health

How veg can help improve gut health

20 Sep 2018

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We don’t often discuss our gut health, with many of us considering it an embarrassing topic - but this week is Love Your Gut Week (17 – 23 September). So, we thought we’d take a look at the health benefits eating veg can have on gut health.

Fibre-based foods are important for good gut health, and dark leafy greens, such as kale and cavolo nero are both sources of this. Fibre is a key nutrient which can help digestion and prevent constipation, so load up on the green stuff!

But, it’s not just dark green veg you should be eating – leeks contain Frucooligosaccharides (FOS) – a type of fibre which can encourage the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut.

If that’s not a good enough reason to incorporate more of these veg into your diet, then we don’t know what is! We have a wide range of exciting tasty recipes, to help you make more of these veg - check them out here.

If you would like to know more about the nutritional content of our veg, visit our health page and for more information about gut health, visit the Love Your Gut website.

 

 

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