Beetroot nutrition

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So you think you know all about the humble beetroot – the root vegetable so often found in pantries since World War II. But you might be surprised to learn that it is so much more than just a pickle. … Continued

Fibre for digestion

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What is dietary fibre? Dietary fibre, “bulk” or “roughage” (a complex carbohydrate) is the part of plant-derived foods that can’t be completely broken down by digestive enzymes in the human digestive system. Instead, it travels through the gut largely untouched, … Continued

How antibiotics affect the gut

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Good health begins in the gut Many health experts agree that good health begins with balance in the body, particularly in the digestive system. Inside our bodies there are twenty times more bacteria than living cells, and maintaining the correct … Continued

Why am I constipated?

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Constipation is something that most people have to deal with at some point in their lives, but quite understandably, it is a topic that few want to openly discuss. However, for those suffering with this problem, it can be unpleasant, … Continued

What are colon cleansers?

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About the colon To understand the role of the colon, it is important to first understand how the digestive tract (of which the colon is a part) is formed and functions in the body. The digestive tract is the group … Continued