Category Archives: Gut Health

Citrus Flavonoids: Intestinal Health

Citrus fruit contains a number of flavonoids that may be beneficial to the health. The flavonoids in citrus fruit belong mainly to the flavanone sub-group. The flavonoids are particularly concentrated in the skin of the fruits where they act to … Continue reading

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Polyphenols as Nutrients for Gut Bacteria

The bacteria and other microorganisms present in the gut are referred to as the microbiome. They are composed mainly of around 1000-1500 known bacterial species with most individuals possessing around 160 to 500 species each. This suggests that the microbiome … Continue reading

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Tryptophan Metabolism in the Gut

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is metabolised in the brain to synthesise serotonin. Because tryptophan cannot be synthesised in humans, the diet is the only source of the amino acid. Dietary manipulation can alter mood because it changes … Continue reading

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Gut Bacteria and Anxiety

One of the main factors that can influence the mood of an individual is the health of the gut. In particular, the variety of bacteria within the gut can have a significant impact on mental health. In turn, both diet … Continue reading

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Gut Microbiota: The Mood Connection

It is understood that certain dietary patterns have a significant influence on the mood of the consumer. For example, consumption of the Mediterranean diet has been shown to decrease the risk of anxiety and depression. This is thought to relate … Continue reading

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The Diet Gut Mood Link

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The Forgotten Factor In Good Health: Gut Health

The evidence that a balanced diet can improve health is now overwhelming. In fact, diet is likely the single biggest factor that can affect a person’s health and wellbeing. Many foods have been identified that can cause ill health, and … Continue reading

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Gut Health and Mood

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The Human Microbiome

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Microbiota and Health

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