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01 MAY 2024 LIFESTYLE 0 MINS READ 212 VIEWS

Reset Your Gut with Nutrilite and the Philips High Speed Blender

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In the pursuit of health and wellness, gut health plays a pivotal role. A healthy gut not only aids in digestion but also influences our immune system, mood and even cognitive function. To keep your gut microbiome healthy, you should incorporate probiotics and fibre-rich foods into your diet.

One of the simplest ways to increase your fibre intake is to blend fresh vegetables and fruits into juices and smoothies. Packed with nutrients and easy to digest, these beverages are an excellent way to nurture your gut microbiome, paving the way for improved digestion and overall health.

How can I prepare quick and easy juices and smoothies?

With the Philips High Speed Blender, of course! You’ll love how its pre-set Smoothie program (1 of 6 Quick Select programs) allows you to whip up delicious smoothies at the touch of a button.

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Its advanced ProBlend Ultra Technology promises the smoothest blends, just the way you like it. Also, the elegant 2L glass jar comes with 1.8L effective capacity so you can prepare healthy juices and smoothies for your whole family!

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Cleaning up when you’re done is also effortless; just use the Quick Cleaning function with a few drops of dishwashing liquid and water for a sparkling clean blender in seconds.

What type of smoothies are good for gut health?

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As a rule, aim for a ratio of 80% vegetables to 20% fruits. You can choose 4 kinds of vegetables and 1 fruit. Go for a selection of high-fibre vegetables and fruits in a wide variety of colours as different-coloured produce contain different phytonutrients that are essential for health.

Not sure which ingredients to get? In need of some inspiration? Fret not – check out our yummy selection of Gut Reset Smoothie Recipes here.

Why is this important for your gut microbiome?

In the intricate ecosystem of our bodies, the gut microbiome reigns supreme. Comprising trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms, it plays a crucial role in our overall wellbeing.

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In addition to protein as the basis of a foundational solution for improved health and wellness, two key components that contribute significantly to gut health are probiotics and fibre.

Why do we need probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that confer health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. These beneficial bacteria inhabit the gut and help maintain a delicate balance in the microbiome:

  • Balance gut flora – Probiotics help balance the ratio of good to bad bacteria in the gut, creating an environment conducive to optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  • Enhance immune function – A significant portion of our immune system resides in the gut. Probiotics can support immune function by regulating inflammation and combating harmful pathogens.
  • Alleviate digestive issues – From bloating to irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics have been shown to alleviate various digestive ailments by promoting regularity and reducing discomfort.
  • Boost mental health – The gut-brain axis is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain. Probiotics may positively influence mood and cognitive function by modulating this connection.

What makes fibre so fundamental?

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Fibre is a type of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods that the body cannot digest. Although it passes through the digestive tract undigested, it still plays a vital role in gut health:

  • Support digestive regularity – Fibre promotes regular bowel movements and prevents constipation. This keeps the digestive system running smoothly and reduces the risk of gastrointestinal issues.
  • Nourish beneficial bacteria – Certain types of fibre, known as prebiotics, serve as food for probiotics and other beneficial gut bacteria. These produce short-chain fatty acids that contribute to gut health.
  • Regulate blood sugar levels – Soluble fibre (found in foods like oats, beans and fruits) can help stabilise blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of glucose.
  • Lowering cholesterol levels – Fibre binds to cholesterol in the digestive tract, preventing its absorption into the bloodstream. This helps to lower the risk of heart disease and improve cardiovascular health.

Ready for a fast, easy and delicious way to a healthier gut? Blend your way to a better, healthier you with the Philips High Speed Blender today!