IT’S TIME TO LOVE YOUR GUT(S)
Did you know at least 50% of Australian adults experience poor gut health?
According to the CSIRO, half of us experience, at one time or another, symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea and gas.
On the extreme end of the scale, gut health has been linked to diseases and conditions including Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and even, according to a Deakin University study, mental health issues
For one in seven Australians, the symptoms of poor gut health can be described as “distressing” and significantly affect quality of life.
So, symptoms aside, why is it important for us to maintain good gut health?
Well, the gut is gateway to the rest of the body, connecting with other organs, including the brain, so it makes good sense to keep it healthy.
And, believe it or not, that’s where an unripe banana can come in!
But before you head out to the fruit bowl to munch down on a green banana (yuck!), Just Blends Gut Health has a much more palatable option.
Just Blends Gut Health is a concentrated mix of nine powerful plant digestives to help soothe and balance your gut.
Among them is green banana, one of the richest dietary sources of resistant starch, which, according to the CSIRO, is “particularly important” for a healthy gut.
Other ingredients include:
- pineapple powder - great for reducing bloating, pineapple is also the only food source of dietary bromelain, which helps break down protein
- golden flaxseed – a great source of insoluble fibre, flaxseed acts as a natural laxative
- slippery elm – containing antioxidants, slippery elm can help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions
It also contains the little-known monk fruit, or lo han guo, a small, green melon native to southern China. Monk fruit is used as a natural sweetener, with no calories or carbs.
Just Blends Gut Health is free from gluten, dairy, sugar and soy, is vegan-friendly and has no additives. So get blending! Your healthy gut will thank you for it.