Nutrition and the immune system

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The more I learn about the immune system, the more it fascinates me. For some time now I’ve been interested in the roll that gut health plays in the immune system. 70% of the immune system is located in the gut, where diverse bacteria is best. Most people know that what you eat can affect your weight and energy level throughout the day, but you might not realise the extent to which your diet affects the immune system.

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Improving gut health with live yoghurt

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Unless you’ve been under a rock, you will know at least some information about gut health and why good gut health is so important. Perhaps you’ve been adding probiotic drinks to your shopping basket for a while now, or maybe you’ve been sampling a range of different yoghurts claiming to improve gut health.

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The benefits of good gut health

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I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately about the importance of good gut health. I also had a fascinating conversation with my sister-in-laws father, who is a pharmacist, about healthy guts and the knock on effect of a gut that’s a bit out of sorts.

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