Growing A Healthy Gut Garden
part. 2 – Janine Tait.
Growing a healthy gut garden is a helpful metaphor for understanding how to care for your gut in order to support beautiful skin.
To grow a flourishing gut garden follow these four principles, which form the basis of the Bestow Gut Health Cleanse.
Today we are taking a closer look at principles three and four.
- Create a healthy soil environment
- Plant good seeds
- Nurture the plants
- Starve the weeds
HOW TO GROW A HEALTHY GUT GARDEN
THREE \ Nurture the Plants
Prebiotics feed probiotics. They are particular types of foods containing resistant fibres which feed the live beneficial bacteria and fungi in the large intestine. They pass through the small intestine undigested. This means that when they reach the large intestine they can feed the beneficial microbe populations. Prebiotics provide fertiliser and nourishment to help the good plants grow.
SOURCES OF PREBIOTICS
Dietary sources of prebiotics all have resistant fibres as a common denominator. In the Bestow Gut Health Cleanse, key prebiotic food sources are sweet potato, onion, garlic, leek, banana and apple.
Prebiotic powders provide a helpful gut boost. Bestow Be Cleansed powder supplies prebiotics in the form of flax fibre and slippery elm. Bestow Gut Love + (new and out now,) is a world-class symbiotic powder including probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes for a thriving gut garden.
FOUR \ Starve the Weeds
Your diet is an essential dimension of gut health. As well as nurturing good seeds, you need to starve the weeds in your gut garden. The bad microbes in your gut can easily overtake the populations of good bacteria if you don’t keep them in check.
Avoid sugar, processed food and alcohol altogether while you are healing your gut in order to give your gut flora a chance to thrive without being choked out by weeds.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
The Bestow Love Your Gut Programme brings together all four principles in a 7-day gut healing plan which can be cycled as a four-week programme for greater benefits. The beautifully designed online platform provides gorgeous gut-healing recipes, a 7-day meal planner, shopping guides, nurturing rituals and wellness wisdom. You have samples of the products you need for the programme in your goodie bag. Purchase your full-size Bestow Beauty Plus Oil and Bestow Beauty Powder at skinfocus and sign-up for the programme at www.bestowcleanse.com/skinfocus
The Cleanse platform gives you access to the Bestow Winter Cleanse and Bestow Summer Cleanse in addition to the Gut Health Cleanse – so you can reset your diet and renew your skin regularly throughout the year. Your access to the online cleanse will remain open indefinitely.
Till next time,