Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
You may have heard that fibre is good for us and that we generally need more of it, but do you really know what it is? Fibre is a carbohydrate but with an interesting twist. Unlike other carbohydrates such as sugars or starches, fibre does not get digested and absorbed in the traditional sense. Fibres […]
Our Favourite Things: Food Huggers One of my favourite things is related to two of my least favourite things – food waste and a cluttered fridge and counterspace. In an ideal world, my kitchen would be free from clutter (I can dream, can’t I?) and we would eat every scrap of food we purchase but […]
Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe Two Ways Recipe originally appeared on ThinkyBites When the summer heat is in full force there is nothing better than a nice, cool treat. Don’t you think? While ice cream and popsicles are the classic summer dessert, I’ve got a sweet and healthy frozen treat that is easy to make […]
We are thrilled to share this blog post from the newest member of the Health Stand Nutrition team – Kate Chury, RD. Kate’s bio can be found here: Kate Chury Bio Kate has over 10 years experience as a Registered Dietitian, in a wide range of areas, including a keen interest in functional gut disorders, […]