Christmas has been cited as the ‘windiest season’ with over 20% of the UK admitting to having arguments or falling out over flatulence during the festive period!

Dr Ayan Panja led a series of festive radio interviews commenting on the research on behalf of Bimuno. “People often don’t realise that 60% of the body’s immune system lives in the gut, so looking after it can make a huge difference.”

Here are our top tips to help you to maintain a healthy gut over Christmas so you can enjoy Christmas and be happy!

  1. Eat more whole foods - a variety of fruit and vegetables, pulses, nuts and wholegrains feed healthy bacteria in your gut. (If your diet is low in fibre, a sudden increase can cause wind and bloating. Minimise this by making gradual changes and drink extra water)
  2. Avoid antibiotics if possible, but if you really need them, make sure you eat lots of foods that boost your microbes afterwards like fermented cheese and live yoghurt 
  3. Have a run of sugar and alcohol free days in the run up to the festive season
  4. Manage your stress. Exercise, meditation, mindfulness can all help
  5. Make life easier. We know it’s a hectic period so make healthier living a little easier and take a daily supplement. There are lots of good options available, including Bimuno which promotes the growth of ‘good’ bacteria in your gut

 

Wishing you a healthy & happy Christmas