Gut Health Month – February 2023


Embrace Gut Health Month this February! Did you know that 1 in 2 Aussies face gut health issues? Let’s shine a light on this and recognise the vital role Dietitians play in transforming food and nutrition habits to alleviate discomfort or even resolve gut-related symptoms.

A simple and effective gut-healthy habit is to aim for at least 30 different plants per week—equivalent to 4 to 5 plant varieties daily. These include fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and herbs!

Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Colourful, non-starchy veggies: Fill half your plate with vegetables or salad (1 serve equals 2 handfuls).
  2. High-fiber carbohydrates: Allocate a quarter of your plate to foods like whole grain bread, crackers, brown rice, or wholemeal pasta (about a fist size).
  3. Lean protein: Fill another quarter of your plate with protein sources like canned fish, chicken, lean meat, tofu, or eggs (a serving is roughly the size of your palm).
  4. Include healthy fats: Incorporate mono and polyunsaturated fats from plant sources in every meal—think extra virgin olive oil, olives, nuts, seeds, and avocado.

Remember, the health of your gut impacts both your physical and mental well-being. Opt for variety, as restricting intake can have the opposite effect. Load your plate with a colorful array of gut-healthy foods, and watch your energy levels soar!

Feeling uncertain about where to begin your gut health journey? We’ve got the perfect solution for you – a Gut Health 7 day challenge designed to kick-start your path to significant health benefits.

Download the challenge (Gut Health 7 day challenge) now and discover how small changes can lead to remarkable improvements. Your journey to better gut health starts here.

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