Digestive Enzymes

Huh, what are you talking about?  OK, your organs work together to make up your digestive system.  This system processes the food break down, so nutrients can be transported & absorbed, to make energy for growth & repair within the body.  It is digestive enzymes that help with the breakdown process so foods can beContinue reading “Digestive Enzymes”

Lentils

Honestly, these offer bang for your buck when it comes to protein (over 25%) & they are rich in satiating fibre.  Lentils are also rich in B vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc & potassium.  Yup, this plant-based food source has got a lot going for it. We did not really have these growing up, so IContinue reading “Lentils”

Stock, broth or bone broth??

Often people assume these are the same & it is true, they are a bit same:same with little variations. OK, so what IS the same? ✅ Using leftover veggies, meat, bones, salt, herbs & spices✅ Simmering in water for great flavour.✅ Straining & keeping the liquid. Alright, the DIFFERENCES? BROTH🥄 Water, veggies, predominantly meat (sometimesContinue reading “Stock, broth or bone broth??”

Gut Health & Constipation?

A lot of people have constipation issues & many don’t even realise they are issues nor how bad it is for their health.  Basically, sometimes your normal, just isn’t normal.  Now I talk about this a lot.  Why?  It is a great indicator of how your gut is working. Some conditions can & do causeContinue reading “Gut Health & Constipation?”

Gut Problems?

Your gut microbiome; has a huge, not to mention diverse, community in it.  I’m talking trillions.  You have bacteria & fungi (yup everyone does, don’t sweat it) that are everywhere, seriously EVERY nook & cranny.  This microbiome really drives how your body works – metabolism, immune, mental health, even your appetite.  Even more interesting isContinue reading “Gut Problems?”

Gut Bugs

These little fellas play a BIG role in your gut health, which in turn influences how you’re feeling.  Yeah, I’m looking at you, anxiety & low mood.  Good gut bugs will assist your body with digestion & absorption of nutrients, as well rally your immune system.  Honestly, what you choose to eat impacts on yourContinue reading “Gut Bugs”

The Gut Brain Axis

There is SO much emerging information about this & just how important it is.  I found this article about gut brain health & boy is it interesting.  Yeah it is a bit “science-y” in places but it links ideas you may not have given thought to.  It mentions the gut’s microbiome’s links with major depressiveContinue reading “The Gut Brain Axis”