Keep your gut Festive and Healthy

We do it every year – party hard at Christmas, pay the price in January – but if you look after your gut health in the festive season, you’ll reap the rewards going into 2024.

To keep it simple, just keep away from the really bad stuff and enjoy the good stuff. Remember, it’s the balance of good bacteria and bad bacteria that keeps your gut healthy, and you feeling well.  

Indulge in:

  • Turkey
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Roasted parsnips,
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Spices such as ginger and turmeric
  • Fruit

All vegetables are rich in fibre, which supports the gut microbiome, and turkey is a lean protein and easier to digest than some other meats. Spices such as ginger and turmeric also contain anti-inflammatory properties.

To Avoid:

  • Processed ham, bacon, sausage
  • Salty snacks including crisps and salted nuts
  • Too much alcohol
  • High-sugar treats like chocolate and cake
  • Bad fats in pastry-style appetisers

Key signs that your gut health is off balance include bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhoea, indigestion, sluggishness, irritability, anxiety and mood swings. All of which can make January a very uncomfortable experience.

Still, we know how easy it is to go into the holiday period with the best of intentions only to slip up when the goodies come out, so if you go seriously off-track, do your gut a favour after Christmas and pop into Neomed. We’ll sort you out!



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