When to go with your gut

Did you know that a grumpy mood can be caused by an unhealthy gut? And that a ‘gut feeling’ is actually a literal term?

Yes, it’s true! Serotonin, the happy hormone, is stored in the gut and the gastrointestinal tract, like the brain, stores neurotransmitters that let your brain know how you are feeling.

So trust that gut feeling, especially when you’ve been a little too indulgent and less than kind to your digestive system and make the smart decision to amp up on your fibre intake. High fibre foods assists in producing this happy hormone and a mere 28 – 35 grams of fiber a day is recommended to maintain healthy weight, a well functioning gut and an overall sense of wellbeing – and we all know how the size of the dress relates to the size of our smiles!

Fibre is also recommended to tame the sweet tooth. It keeps you fuller for longer than refined carbohydrates and the feeling of satisfaction will keep you going until you can prepare a nutritious meal.

That’s why fibre rich Ryvita should be at the center of your meal planning this winter. When it’s cold and a salad seems a step too far, reach for Ryvita topped with delights and keep your tastebuds, your gut (and your skinny jeans) happy.

Ryvita comes in a variety of crispbreads such as Dark Rye, Sesame Rye and Sunflower Seeds to name a few. These light tasty crispbreads provide between 3 and 4 grams of fibre each making it easy to get to your recommended daily fibre intake and a happy gut as a result. Whether its for a staple lunch or a snack on-the-run, Ryvita is a guilt free alternative to our favourite winter comfort foods.

And to make it easier to for you to indulge in a guilt free, happiness enhancing, quick snack or meal, here’s some recipes to ensure that your winter is a deliciously happy one!


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