Research is showing time and again that the brain and it’s health and happiness is connected directly to the health of the gut.
So having a healthy gut is good for our health.
The key to the whole thing is fibre and having both the right type and the right amount. The good bacteria in the gut – the ones we need in order to have a healthy gut – need plenty of the right type of fibre to be healthy themselves.
The problem is that all the research and surveys done on and around the subjectof late have found that we are simply not eating either enough or the right type or both.
Dr. Sam Hay, Channel 9 Medical Expert, said “Fibre is the only thing we eat that makes it all the way in to the gut still intact. It gives the gut bacteria something to do – they go to work, breaking it down and producing compounds that keep us healthy. Grain fibre, like what’s in breakfast cereal, acts as a food source for the gut, it helps good bacteria like Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus to survive and thrive. That means a healthier gut”.
In April a project between Kellogs and Wild Life Sydney gave visitors the opportunity to walk through an interactive pop up display highlighting the importance of healthy gut bacteria – it was called the Gut Bacteria Zoo”.
The “Zoo” is now also available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETy9xdowhU
Kellogg’s Managing Director, Belinda Tumbers, said “Through the Kellogg’s Gut Bacteria Zoo, families who visit will get the chance to learn more about these elusive, friendly creatures that live within our guts and how we can help take care of them so they can thrive. With fibre, and especially grain fibre, a key food source for our gut bacteria, breakfast cereals are actually a great place to start. We have 17 different cereals that are either a ‘source of’ or ‘high in’ grain fibre – so there is plenty of choice to help support your gut health”.