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Love Your Guts

Hi Ladies,

Hope that you have had a busy proactive week and are gearing up for the warmer weather when it finally arrives!

Did any of you see a couple of programmes on BBC 1 over the last couple of weeks  regarding sugar and obesity?  Interesting stuff and worth a look if you have time with catch up.

An interesting study with a set of twins, one who was a healthy weight and the other being overweight. On examination of their dietary habits one ate significantly more fibre which resulted in a far more diverse microbiome of the gut. 

The gut microbiome or flora as it is sometimes known contains both good and bad bacteria and fungal spores.  It helps protect the walls of our intestine, helps to create B Vitamins and is important for a healthy immune system.  Many health issues such as thyroid imbalances, obesity, chronic fatigue, joint and skin complaints,  along with several mental health issues are thought to be connected with gut function.  

Its a delicately balanced system and easily upset by overuse of prescription anti- biotics, sugar, medication, stress, smoking, poor sleeping habits, alcohol etc so it makes sense to include as many beneficial foods such as prebiotics and probiotics as possible in your daily diet.

These include artichoke, onions and garlic, live yoghurt, cottage cheese, keffir and fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut.
Then eating a good variety of plant based, fibre rich foods such as fruit and vegetables will help to “feed” the probiotics and help the good bacteria  flourish resulting in that healthy gut microbiome.


Other News

Well done to the ladies after week 1 on the current Slim N trim courses, an average of 4 lbs lost, fantastic, great effort and well done.

Being a bank holiday on Monday 7th May there WILL NOT be the usual 12.30 – 1.30pm Slim n Trim class. Look out for a short workout in the FB SSS group – no slacking allowed 🙂

Here is the current class timetable
Monday 12.30 – 1.30pm *Trim n Slim* St Brannocks Rooms
Tuesday 10.30 – 11.30am Music & Movement Goodleigh Village Hall
Tuesday 6.45 – 7.30pm Body Blitz Kingsacre School
Wednesday 9.30am – 10.30am Tone & Tighten St Brannocks Rooms
Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30pm    *Trim n Slim* St  Brannocks Rooms,  Braunton
*Trim n slim* – exercise only part of the class at these sessions begins
15 minutes after stated start time.