Turn over a new leaf this Autumn: Your guide to superfoods for a happier digestive system

Autumn is among us, and what better way to embrace the new season than by giving your digestive system the refresh it deserves? It's no secret that the key to feeling energised and at your best is through a healthy, thriving gut microbiome. Let's dive into some of our top picks to spruce up your meals and, ultimately, your gut health this season and beyond.

Lean into Lean Protein

Protein is essential, but the source matters. Opt for lean and high-quality choices like fish, chicken, eggs, and legumes. These foods provide the building blocks your body’s gut bacteria needs without the added digestive burden that often comes with red and processed meats.

Fibre-Rich Carbohydrates Are Your Friends

Carbs often get a bad rap, but whole grains like rye, barley, and brown rice are the true gut health heroes. Packed with fibre and prebiotics, they lay the groundwork for a healthy digestive system.

Don’t Forget the Healthy Fats

Ditch the idea that fat is the enemy! Healthy oils and fats help your body to absorb vital nutrients and keep inflammation at bay. Think olive oil, coconut products, seeds, nuts, and those creamy avocados.

Fermented Foods for the Win

Fermented favourites like kefir offer a powerhouse of probiotics, essential for maintaining a balanced gut microbiome. And let's not forget about fermented chia seeds; beyond their omega-3, antioxidant, and nutrient-rich profile, they're also fibre-rich to help support your digestive health. Remember to soak your chia seeds for at least 5 minutes to activate them before eating.

Vegetables: The Unsung Heroes

As the weather cools, an array of nutrient-rich veggies grace our tables, offering ample opportunities to nourish the digestive system. Autumn staples like sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, and kale are rich in fibre, vitamins, and antioxidants, making them ideal choices for tending to your gut health. Sweet potatoes and pumpkins are packed with soluble fibre, aiding digestion and promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Carrots offer a crunchy source of beta-carotene, while kale boasts an impressive array of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K and folate, essential for maintaining a healthy gut lining. Incorporating these seasonal veggies into your diet can help support a thriving gut microbiome and contribute to your overall wellbeing.

The Power of Gut Nutrition Powders

Meluka’s Gut Nutrition System includes three powders to target key gut health concerns - Clean+: Metabolic Health, Seal+: Digestive Health & Leaky Gut Concerns, and Care+: Energy and Wellbeing. Each powder is packed with a specialised blend of prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic strains, including Meluka’s proprietary Lactobacillus rhamnosus Beebiotic MAP01® probiotic strain, linked to scientific studies for improved general health and gut microbial diversity. Not only that, they’re loaded with functional superfoods like turmeric for antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, lemon balm to aid digestion, beetroot to supplement vital vitamins and minerals, and celery seed to eliminate toxins, just to name a few. Remember, a happy gut is the cornerstone of overall wellbeing. So, while the leaves start to change, opt to do the same and get your gut health back on track with this 30-day Gut Nutrition System.



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