Improve your gut health and general wellbeing - try kefir!

Improve your gut health and general wellbeing - try kefir!

Kefir is a milk-based product that tastes similar to a mild yoghurt. Research now shows that it is linked to improved health and wellbeing.

Our health and wellbeing and how they relate to our digestive system are a hot topic of debate. Some scientists claim that our gut bacteria can even affect our mood and state of mental health, our weight and also resistance to infection.

Correspondingly, there is now an abundance of probiotic products available for sale on shelves across the country, including products containing live bacteria and yeasts. But how we do know if these products actually improve our gut health and positively influence our wellbeing?

In recent research, significant gut health improvements were found in people that consumed kefir, a fermented milk drink. These volunteers saw an increase in a family of bacteria called Lactobacillales. These bacteria are good for our overall gut health and can help conditions such as traveller's diarrhoea and lactose intolerance.

If you would like to try some kefir, you can get some from Blue Bay Cheese in the island section of the Market, near the Byron Street entrance.

To find out more about the research, click here.