Sunday Mirror

Boosting gut health


“The key to gut health is diversity,” says GP and lifestyle medicine physician Dr Nirusa Kumaran (elemental healthclin­

“You should aim to eat 30 to 40 different plant varieties a week as our gut likes variety.”

Prebiotic foods like asparagus, chicory, garlic, and aubergine are especially effective at feeding the good bacteria in your gut. Meanwhile, probiotic

foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir will increase good bacteria.

“Spending time in nature is also an excellent way to improve microbial diversity in your gut too,” Dr Kumaran adds, as it exposes us to unusual types of microbes.

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