Digestive Health

COMPLETING YOUR MEAL WITH PROTEIN

A nutritionally complete meal will provide all macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and PROTEIN) within International Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR). We are giving protein the recognition it deserves as an essential component of complete nutrition. In this article we will look at some protein basics; how much protein we should be getting in our diet, how […]

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PROBIOTICS AND THE QUEST FOR A HEALTHY MICROBIOME

INTRODUCTION TO THE MICROBIOTA OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT As Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered in the late 17th century, there are trillions of tiny cells we now call bacteria that colonise the body and is collectively called the microbiome. This microbiome is an ecosystem all on its own with hundreds of different species who live dynamically […]

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THE LINK BETWEEN THE GUT AND THE BRAIN

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the importance of gut health. Words that crop up may include “probiotics”, “prebiotics”, “fermented foods” and “fibre”. Now you start hearing that there is a link between gut health and your brain. This seems bizarre – how can this be possible? Well, a lot of research […]

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HOW TO BUILD A FUTURELIFE® SMOOTHIE FOR GOOD DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Give your digestive system some TLC daily by making a delicious smoothie with ingredients that have been found to be particularly great for your tummy. Follow these 5 easy steps to build your own smoothie: 1. ADD DAIRY or DAIRY ALTERNATIVE Packed with protein to keep you fuller, calcium for strong bones and electrolytes to […]

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