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Probiotics & Superfoods On The Rise in The UK

Team V+A with the team from Turmericandhoney.com

Team V+A with the team from Turmericandhoney.com

When it comes to the nutrition and wellbeing industry, probiotics and superfoods are most certainly on everyone’s lips! We attended the Health Bloggers Community networking event in London recently. We had the pleasure of meeting the great people behind one of the exhibiting companies, Turmeric and Honey. They were showcasing their new kefir product, alongside other probiotics and some delicious smoothie samples. It was great to hear about how the company came about. The founder, Nina Thakrar, decided to incorporate her studies and training in pharmacy, nutrition and homeopathy and provide products with a holistic foundation.

Also on offer was the chance to win a prize hamper full of goodies. Seeing as we have such a keen interest in gut health, we thought it well worth entering. All we had to do was tweet! Too easy. We then wandered off, investigating the other exhibitors’ stands, learning and sampling some new, healthy foods. About 20 minutes later, we received a new tweet to say we’d won! How excitement!

The hamper contained a 14-sachet bag of Kefir Plus, a box of Biotic4 probiotics, a jar of their signature Turmeric & Honey Superfood and some fresh fruit.

Probiotics: Kefir Plus and Biotic4

Kefir Plus by Turmeric and Honey

Kefir Plus by Turmeric and Honey

I was most interested to try the Kefir Plus. Along with it being dairy-free, this powder also contains friendly bacteria, as well as glutamine and N-acetyl-glucosamine. Glutamine is an amino acid which, among countless other uses, is an important nutrient when we’re looking to heal the gut. N-acetyl-glucosamine may also play a part in gut healing, particularly concerning leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and IBS. Kefir Plus is purported to be an appetising soluble powder. Whilst lots of health foods make claims like this, I can confirm it does actually taste nice, but without unnecessary sugar!

What’s great about the Biotic4 is that it contains 4 different strains of friendly bacteria. These do different jobs to help improve your gut health. They’re also in large enough amounts to make a positive impact on your gut/bacterial population.

Turmeric and Honey Superfoods

Turmeric and Honey Superfood

Turmeric and Honey Superfood

 

Last but not least, the Tumeric & Honey Superfood. Turmeric is one of my all-time favourite superfoods. The main active compound in turmeric is curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties. Honey also has a range of health benefits, including anti-microbial, antioxidant properties and can even help with pollen allergies. Make sure to buy raw honey and not the highly processed commercial stuff, when buying honey for yourself. The processing and heating of honey destroys many of the beneficial enzymes and practically turns it into liquid sugar! You can also use this Turmeric & Honey Superfood topically as a face mask (mind the colour!) or to aid wound healing.

 

 

 

It was great to see these fantastic new products being made available to the mainstream market! Gut health really is the next big thing in the world of health and wellbeing. Kefir and probiotics are finally starting to get the traction they deserve. With more and more research coming out every day about the impact our microbiome has on virtually every aspect of our health, it’s important to get the word out.

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