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  • Prebiotics – A key to your healthy gut

    Prebiotics – A key to your healthy gut

    What are prebiotics? Prebiotics are carbohydrates which resist digestion in the small intestine and reach the colon where they are selectively fermented and utilized by host gut microflora conferring health benefits. Why do we need them? The human large intestine harbours up to 1000 different species of bacteria residing in the colon with microbial populations comprising approximately 1011 –1012 cfu/g of contents.  Our diet...
  • Simple yet effective ways to manage Frequent Stomach Problems

    Simple yet effective ways to manage Frequent Stomach Problems

    Nagging problems like stomach cramps, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, and belching may seem trivial, but they cause discomfort and affect our quality of life. Some of these problems can be improved by eating a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding foods or drinks that trigger indigestion, chewing well, avoiding oily and spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol, and making some lifestyle changes like being physically...
  • Is coffee beneficial for good digestive health?  Must know facts.

    Is coffee beneficial for good digestive health? Must know facts.

    Research on the impact of coffee on gut health is an evolving subject. It was found that coffee contains several bioactive compounds with therapeutic properties; roasted coffee is a complex mixture of thousands of bioactive compounds, and some of them have potential health-promoting properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and many more. Studies show that caffeine is beneficial in easing problems like constipation as...
  • Bananas – A natural way to improve Digestive Health

    Bananas – A natural way to improve Digestive Health

    Bananas are a good source of several major nutrients like carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and micronutrients, including potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. They also contain various antioxidants and plant compounds. There are thousands of varieties of bananas; ripe and unripe bananas impart different health benefits depending on the nutritional content. Under ripe bananas are rich in resistant starch that functions like prebiotics and escapes...
  • Your Digestive system: 5 ways to support Gut health

    Your Digestive system: 5 ways to support Gut health

    Digestive health is the root cause of overall well-being; it impacts both physical and mental health. Following are the tips on how to improve gut health and digestion Start the day with a tall glass of warm water or any detox drink – Starting the day with at least 2glass of water. It detoxifies the system, eases bowel movement, helps in reducing symptoms like...
  • Recurrent Gas or Bloating? Here’s What Experts Recommend.

    Recurrent Gas or Bloating? Here’s What Experts Recommend.

    Bloating or Gas is a condition in which there is a feeling of tightness, pressure or fullness in your stomach. It can be very uncomfortable & painful and a recurring problem. What are the Common Causes of Gas? Gassy foods like potato, cabbage, soft drinks, some medications Sensitivity to certain foods like lactose, fructose and the carbs in wheat and beans Gut problems like...
  • 7 signs of an Unhealthy Gut and ways to improve it

    7 signs of an Unhealthy Gut and ways to improve it

    ‘You are what you eat’ is not an understatement. Most ailments are linked to gut health and it is evident from recent research findings which prove that both physical and mental health are linked to Gut health.  Right gut health diet is crucial for overall well-being.  Low immunity –Frequent colds or allergy symptoms like runny or stuffy nose, headaches, and sneezing are sometimes signs...
  • Recurrent Constipation?  Here’s What Experts Recommend.

    Recurrent Constipation? Here’s What Experts Recommend.

    Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements become less frequent and stools become hard and painful to pass. Untreated & recurrent constipation can lead to more serious problems.  What are the Common Causes of Constipation? Imbalanced Diet like Low fiber diet, too much processed food, not drinking enough water Unhealthy Lifestyle with Lack of physical activity, overuse of laxatives Health Issues such as...
  • How does Poor Gut Health impact weight gain?

    How does Poor Gut Health impact weight gain?

    There is a bi-directional relationship between the variety of foods we eat and the type and number of bacteria that exist in our gut. These in turn affect the way food is digested, absorbed and stored. Good food habits like taking prebiotics (fiber) influence the ratio of certain bacteria which produce hormones that make you feel fuller, reduce your appetite and prevent you from...
  • Healthy Gut Microbiome – Key to Overall Well-being

    Healthy Gut Microbiome – Key to Overall Well-being

    Gut health is linked to almost all aspects of human physical and mental well-being.  Research is gradually unfolding the link between an imbalance in the gut microbiome and the cascading effect leading to various diseases. Most of these bacteria live in a part of the large intestine called the cecum. Here are the 5 reasons to have a Healthy Gut Microbiome 1. Nutrition: A healthy...
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