Looking after yourself

Gut health and how to improve it with the right foods

Tummy trouble? How is your gut health?

The health of our gut affects almost every aspect of our mind and body; from our mood and immune system, to digestive health and comfort – so everyone can benefit from eating the right foods to keep it happy.

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To help you give your gut the care and attention it deserves, ‘gut guru,’ nutritionist and cook Dr Joan Ransley has selected a range of gut healthy foods for the Love Your Gut campaign.

Dr Joan Ransley’s food picks are full of gut loving fibre and micronutrients and low in components that might upset the gut such as fat and poorly absorbed simple and complex sugars.

Enjoy the foods knowing you are giving your gut the love it deserves!


Bananas (not too ripe), blueberries, melon, oranges, pineapples and strawberries are all great gut-friendly options within the fruit category.


Carrots, broccoli, spinach and kale are amongst the vegetables which provide a great source of dietary fibre, as well as a mix of micronutrients and polyphenols which are good for the bacteria in the gut.

 Herbs and Spices

Gut-friendly spice options include cinnamon, coriander, cumin seeds, ginger and turmeric. Herbs include chives, parsley, fresh coriander, tarragon and dill.

Oily Fish for gut health

Oily fish such as salmon is a great option for the gut as they contain omega-3s which can help to combat gut inflammation.


The outer layer of the oat kernel is high in a soluble fibre called beta-glucan which retains fluid and gently stimulates a stubborn bowel.


So how is your gut health and are you committed to trying some of the kitchen must haves that improve tummy health?

Gut Health  And How To Improve It

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