FROM THE EDITOR
So much has been written about gut health over the past few years – from the impact stress has on its efficiency to the importance of a balanced gut microbiome in everything from weight loss to disease prevention. But the latest findings point to one very simple way that we can keep an eye on our digestive health – literally.
It’s all about gut transit time, i.e. monitoring how long it takes for food to pass through our body. Sure, it’s not the most pleasant of subjects, but it’s crucial to our long-term health and shouldn’t be ignored. Discover the perfect gut transit time and find out how to take control of yours in our report on page 4.
Studies have found that caffeine can influence processes in the gut, and it’s not the only part of the body it affects. Our feature on page 12 compares the most popular caffeine fixes – from coffee and tea to energy drinks and even chocolate – to determine which is better for your health. Give it a read before you order your next brew!