What To Eat To Keep Your Gut Healthy And Your Skin Glowing
Here’s something new: it’s no longer bad manners to talk about what’s going on inside our tummies. Research now confirms that if we pay attention to the health of our gut, we can prevent breakouts, redness, dullness, inflammation and toxic build-up in our skin. Sounds good. But how can we improve gut health, fast?
And what exactly is the connection between the gut and our skin? We ask the experts to shed some light on what’s going on inside. Here, seven ways to keep your gut happy and your skin glowing…
Eat a wide range of food
Especially vegetables, fruit, seeds, legumes and fibre-rich carbohydrates to stimulate different strains of good bacteria.
Get into fermented
Yoghurt, sauerkraut and kefir contain good bacteria lactobacilli, which help reduce the risk of disease.
Research shows artificial sweeteners increase blood sugar by stimulating the growth of unhealthy bacteria in the gut.
Take a supplement
Particularly when your skin is looking blah, a probiotic supplement ensures you’re giving your gut a healthy dose of live bacteria.
Stock your plate with prebiotics
Think artichokes, bananas, asparagus, oats and apples.
Embrace whole grains
With loads of fibre and beta glucan, whole grains will encourage good bacteria to flourish.
Focus on polyphenols
Plant compounds found in red wine, green tea, dark chocolate and olive oil, polyphenols help boost healthy bacterial growth.