Happy gut happy life

Feel­ing bloated? Try these food swaps

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Contents -

it’s sum­mer in the city and Santa’s on his way. While you’re busy per­form­ing Christ­mas mir­a­cles, it’s easy to fall off the healthy habits wagon. Along with a lit­tle stress (be­ing the des­ig­nated elf is a tough gig!), there’s de­li­cious temp­ta­tion ev­ery­where you turn. An­other mi­mosa and a sec­ond mince pie? Why, ab­so­lutely! Don’t mind if I do!

Care­ful, though, as your gut may stage a re­bel­lion. That heady combo of fes­tive feast­ing, par­ty­ing into the wee hours and run­ning around like a head­less chook for weeks on end can catch up with you.

SIGNS YOUR GUT’S HAD ENOUGH

• Low en­ergy, feel­ing run-down, gen­eral case of the blahs. • Break­outs, rosacea, eczema. • Fre­quent tummy bloat. • Bouts of di­ar­rhoea and/or con­sti­pa­tion. • Con­gested si­nuses, fre­quent colds, cold sores. • Sea­sonal al­ler­gies. • Ir­ri­tated, an­gry skin. • Heart­burn, in­di­ges­tion, acid re­flux. • Headaches and brain fog.

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