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Fast and furious: what does 'processed food' mean for our gut?

Fast and furious: what does 'processed food' mean for our gut?
Most of us are aware that eating lots of junk food can be detrimental to our health but what does this actually mean for our gut health? Firstly it is important to differentiate between the terms ‘processed’ and ‘ultra-processed’. The term ‘processed’ in relation to food generally speaking can have some negative connotations when actually many foods are processed to some degree or other. Think about olive oil and butter as two examples. In fact, the term processed basically means modifying a raw food source before eating it. This includes basic processes like cooking, fermenting, grinding, pasteurising, smoking or curing....

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10 Warning Signs to Look Out for If You Are Worried About an Unhealthy Gut

10 Warning Signs to Look Out for If You Are Worried About an Unhealthy Gut
Have you ever wondered if your gut is operating as it should? If you suffer from digestive issues, you are most certainly not alone. In fact, 86% of people in the UK will be affected by a digestive or gut health issue at some point in their lives. And no wonder. We are constantly bombarded by substances that affect our digestion and eventually our microbiome. Luckily, your body is always giving you signals to point you in the right direction. Here we take look at some of the common symptoms of poor gut health. If you have one or more...

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ION’s Exclusive Interview with Eve Kalinik

Today, we interviewed Eve Kalinik, a nutritional therapist, writer, and co-host of The Wellness Breakdown podcast, and discussed all things gut health and what we can do to support it. She outlines the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and the best routine for keeping your gut healthy. How effective are gut health supplements in supporting the growth of gut flora? Firstly, it is really important to acknowledge that there is no gut health ‘panacea’ however excellent the supplement. Moreover, no supplement will outweigh a diet that is devoid of quantity and diversity of fibre and polyphenols (special plant chemicals), which...

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