Prebiotics and probiotics

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Why is gut health so important?

It’s simple, the gut is kind of like the guard dog of our entire body and the key to keeping us healthy. It’s closely linked to our immune system and nervous system so you’ll often notice when your tummy isn’t happy neither is your mind. In natural medicine we often say “heal the gut first” then the rest will follow. So making your digestive and gut health a priority is going to make for a healthy and happy body, mind and soul!

What are pre and probiotics?

Prebiotics are a special form of dietary fibre that act as a fertilizer for the good bacteria in your gut. Great sources of prebiotics are things like psyllium husks, slippery elm and fibre.  

One of the reasons I love the Low Carb SuperBun at Grill’d is because it’s made from natural, quality ingredients, including free range eggs, almond meal and psyllium husks, which act like an intestinal broom and also feeds the good bacteria in our guts.

Probiotics are healthy, living bacteria which can have energising, detoxifying and healing properties.  When it comes to probiotics sourced from real ingredients, you want to think about fermented foods like olives, pickles, sauerkraut (this is a fermented cabbage which some people think is an acquired taste, but I love it), and kim chi.

Kombucha (a fermented fizzy tea) is another great choice, especially if you love soft drink but want a healthier option.  I’m rapt that Grill’d now stocks Remedy Kombucha which makes a perfect companion to a Grill’d healthy burger. Remedy Kombucha is chock-full of natural probiotics, paleo friendly and recommended by I Quit Sugar.

Why's fibre important?

Fibre is key when it comes to our digestive health, and at Grill’d there’s loads of options that tick the high fibre box.  Any burger served on the Low Carb SuperBun is brilliant, as is the range of chicken schnitzel burgers (coated in a gluten free crumb). Avocados are an excellent source of dietary fibre too.  So why not add some avo to your favourite Grill’d burger or order the new avocado chips to get a double whammy of fibre. The avo chips are even coated in tri-quinoa (that just means three different types and colours of quinoa) which serves not only as a vegetable based plant protein but is a high source of fibre too.