Scientists call the gut the ‘second brain’ because it is filled with neurotransmitters we usually associate with being in the brain, says London-based nutritionist Cassandra Barns. A healthy gut therefore equals a healthy brain. “Your gut is teeming with billions of bacteria, and under ideal circumstances they are kept in a healthy balance. In other words, the healthy bacteria keep the unhealthy bacteria in check,” says Cassandra.
Yoghurt, such as full fat Greek yoghurt, is packed with good bacteria but if your kids, like mine, don’t like it, try a supplement instead. Kidzbiotix blackcurrant flavour chewable probiotics (each tablet containing 2 billion friendly organisms) are especially formulated for children and were taken without fuss by our little tester.
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