Best 5 foods for gut health

Let's talk about the 5 best foods for gut health. 

How does food and drink help gut health?

Eating (and drinking!) the right food and drink can do wonders for your gut health, after all, we are what we eat, and if you eat rubbish, then your gut health is going to be rubbish. Everything we consume impacts the trillions of 'good' bacteria in our guts, also known as the 'microbiome' - feed these bacteria in the right way and you are destined to improve your gut health. 

So, what foods are good for gut health?

Let us explain our top 5 foods for gut health, you may even be surprised by some of them! 

    1. Yoghurt - possibly one the easiest ways to improve your gut health, who doesn't have some sat in the fridge right now?! Yoghurt is packed with probiotic cultures that feed your gut microbiome. Try and choose a 'bio-active' yoghurt if you can for the best gut health benefits.
    2. Kimchi - for the Korean food lovers this will be easy peasy. For those of you who don't know...Kimchi is a spicy fermented cabbage (sounds gross, tastes banging) full of good bacteria, trust us, your gut will say thank you for this. Our favourite is the raw kimchi from Vadasz, you can find it in supermarkets all over the UK. 
    3. Miso - one of the most wondrous cooking ingredients on earth, it oozes with umami flavour and hails from Japan. It is made from fermented soy beans and is littered with millions of beneficial bacteria that will improve your gut health. It will also greatly improve your cooking! 
    4. Yuzu - the greatest citrus fruit of them all, it is the perfect mix of lemon, lime and clementine and causes a tangy ruckus on your palette. Yuzu are originally from Japan and are said to improve digestion resulting in better gut health. Happy Inside has a Lemon, Yuzu & Ginger flavour packed with yuzu juice and zero yuzu flavouring (most brands use yuzu flavouring because it's much cheaper).
    5. Almonds - these legendary (if unassuming!) nuts can seriously improve your gut health. A study at Kings College, London, found that eating a handful of almonds everyday increases the production of butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that promotes gut health. Who's have thought something floating around at the back of your cupboard could be such a legend in the gut health department?!

So that's a wrap on our top 5 best foods for gut health, try them out and let us know if your gut health gets better.