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If we learnt anything in 2020, it was that we should never take our health for granted. Instead, we should be thinking about how we can adapt our lifestyles in order to give ourselves the best chance of staying fighting fit.
One particular area that many of us would benefit from looking after is our gut health ? or more specifically, our gut microbiome. This is an ecosystem within the gut consisting of trillions of good and bad bacteria in an ever-shifting composition, as unique to you as your fingerprint.
In order to improve our gut health, we want more good bacteria and less bad. This is because, as well as aiding digestion, certain types of good bacteria can benefit our mental health, sleep, athletic performance and even our immunity. So how do we encourage our good gut bacteria to thrive?
By including prebiotics in our diet, we can feed the good bacteria in our gut. Prebiotics are types of non-digestible fibre found in small quantities in some everyday foods ? including bananas, onions, wholegrain oats and Jerusalem artichokes ? which help good bacteria to thrive. As you'd have to eat large quantities of these foods to experience the benefits, prebiotics can also be taken in a concentrated supplement form for convenience. And that's where Bimuno DAILY comes in.
Nurture good bacteria
Bimuno DAILY (£11.99, 30 sachets, 44 points) is an award-winning prebiotic supplement designed to give good gut bacteria a helping hand. It selectively targets and nourishes bifidobacteria, a strain of good bacteria that's been linked to improved immunity and the production of serotonin, which helps regulate mood.
Bimuno DAILY powder sachets are easy to take ? add to hot or cold drinks or sprinkle on food ? and proven to work in just seven days*. They also contribute towards our 30g recommended daily intake of fibre, needed for healthy digestion.
Bimuno DAILY is available online at hollandandbarrett.com
*Scientific data shows that daily use of Bimuno increases gut bifidobacteria levels within seven days; results may vary.