The word ‘diet’ is derived from the latin root that means “a day’s journey”. Whilst it would be lovely to have the time to consider your day’s food journey, most days it’s about getting the job done to the best of your ability. A balanced diet is about home-cooked, whole foods that limit or exclude artificial additives, refined carbohydrates and sugars.
A quick improvement is simply increasing that fabulous fibre. Which food groups are high in fibre? Whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit.
The dietary fibre in these food groups comes in two forms – soluble and insoluble ” Soluble fibre: black beans, lima beans, kidney beans, tofu and fibre supplements e.g. Metamucil ” Insoluble fibre: roughage, stringy, skin and outer peel of fruits and vegetables
And you need this fibre to feed those gut microbes!
If you would like to learn more about the importance of gut health or how to keep your family healthy, check out the YOUR GUT section on our website.