CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has launched a new Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health program. The new diet comes off the back of growing research linking gut health to weight loss. According to a new CSIRO report, Gut Health and Weight Loss, people who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience gut health symptoms from poor dietary habits, which can negatively alter bacteria in the gut called our microbiota.
Fifty per cent of Australians currently experience digestive upsets and one in seven experience distressing gut
symptoms that can affect their quality of life. By including plenty of fibre from a diverse range of whole foods is vital for a healthy gut. People who are overweight or obese generally have less than the recommended amount of fibre in their diet. The research shows 83 per cent of Australians aren’t getting enough fibre in their diet and a high proportion of their fibre intake is coming from junk food.