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Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Keeping a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on your gut. What you eat can alter the composition of your gut microbiome, so eating a healthy balanced diet can be hugely beneficial to your gut. Try eating lots of fibre-rich foods such as fruit and vegetables, and foods rich in friendly bacteria such as yogurt and kefir.

The easiest way to maintain good gut health is to make a healthy lifestyle part of your routine.

Try starting your day with a gut-friendly breakfast,

We recommend: adding a sachet of VSL#3 to a bowl of fat-free Greek style yoghurt topped with berries, banana, toasted oats or sugar-free granola and a generous squeeze of honey.

This wholesome combination gives your gut a healthy dose of poly-biotic goodness, mixed with antioxidants, fibre, and slow-releasing energy to help keep you going all morning.

Check out our other delicious recipes on how to combine VSL#3 with other healthy foods to help maintain good gut health.

Another factor that can greatly influence gut health is exercise. Scientific research has shown that regular exercise can increase the diversity of your gut microbiome, which can positively affect your health.

If you struggle to fit in enough exercise with your busy lifestyle, try these easy changes to incorporate exercise into your routine:

  • Taking the stairs instead of the lift
  • Getting off the train or bus one stop earlier
  • Using a pedometer or a health monitor app on your mobile device to track the number of steps you take each day
  • Join a team sport or regular fitness class that you enjoy

If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, try:

  • Cycling to work or to the station
  • Joining a gym with a friend/colleague for added motivation
  • Going running, swimming or even a brisk walk to elevate the heart rate

Due to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rulings regarding the use of the terminology "probiotic", we now refer to VSL#3 as a poly-biotic which highlights its combination of 8 different strains and 450 billion bacteria.

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