I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day; I bet that feels like ages ago now…

How was Shrove Tuesday? Did you make loads of pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner? I bet the children were really excited about making them…

With all the indulging coming to an end, it’s time to give your body a healthy kick start again with a healthy balanced diet, giving you a healthy digestive system!

  • Eat plenty of fruits and veg – Fruit and vegetables contribute to a healthy and balanced diet. They’re an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestive problems. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including foliate, vitamin C and potassium.
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics – Taking a daily probiotic will increase the number of beneficial bacteria in your gut. This will reduce the chances of the “bad” bacteria from affecting the host. Why not also have choose foods containing prebiotics in your diet? Prebiotics are foods that will stimulate the growth of your own beneficial bacteria in the gut; foods include bananas, onions and leeks.
  • Exercise – Regular exercise will make you feel more energetic, especially during these gloomy days, your body’s defences will also benefit. Exercising will help you manage your weight better and keep your body in shape

Having a poor unbalanced diet may cause an environment that is more favorable for “bad” bacteria to multiply in the gut, which can cause gastrointestinal problems such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.