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4 easy tips to improve your gut health + meet our kimchi supplier Eaten Alive

4 easy tips to improve your gut health + meet our kimchi supplier Eaten Alive

We believe flavour is the key to making healthy eating easy and enjoyable long-term. Our chefs are always experimenting with new ingredients and exciting flavour combos to keep our recipes fresh and inspiring week in week out. We love seeking out small, innovative suppliers to work with and in 2019 we joined forces with Pat

We believe flavour is the key to making healthy eating easy and enjoyable long-term. Our chefs are always experimenting with new ingredients and exciting flavour combos to keep our recipes fresh and inspiring week in week out.

We love seeking out small, innovative suppliers to work with and in 2019 we joined forces with Pat and Glyn, founders of Eaten Alive, to put their uniquely delicious (and very healthy) Golden Kimchi on the menu. And have since added their Classic Kimchi and Pink Kraut to our recipes too.

Their range is made from carefully selected, quality ingredients, packed full of gut-boosting bacteria and punchy, bold flavours – and we simply can’t resist them. Below we share our top tips to improve gut health, besides eating your way through jars of the stuff!

Teriyaki tempeh with kimchi fried rice. Recipe here.

With kombucha, kimchi and kraut on the rise, it’s clear gut health is on everyone’s mind! And with good reason, as maintaining healthy gut flora helps everything from your digestion to your immune system.

Nutritional Therapist and Partnerships Manager, Alice shares her tips for balancing bacteria in your gut.

  1. Reduce sugar and processed foods
    These fuel the growth of bad bacteria. Luckily for you, we’ll never include any refined sugars in our recipes to help make it a little easier. But we do appreciate no one is superhuman and of course, sweet treats can be enjoyed from time to time.
  2. Don’t skip omega-3’s
    Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel, as well as vegan ingredients like chia seeds, flax and seaweed, are shown to produce anti-inflammatory, short-chain fatty acids which help support a healthy gut.
  3. Pack in the probiotics
    Probiotics are live good bacteria that populate your digestive tract. They are naturally produced by the process of fermentation in foods such as kimchi, apple cider vinegar and miso (often used in our recipes).
  4. Eat mindfully
    Take time to chew your food, as this helps digestion and nutrient uptake.
Mindful Chef Partnerships Manager and Nutritional Therapist Alice

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