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Fibre, Fermentation & the Gut with BBC Good Food

Learn the importance of gut health and how to use more gut-friendly ingredients in your diet with tasty and nutritious recipes.

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Discover tips to help improve your gut health diet

Gut health is so much more than nutrition. Studies have shown that the bacteria in our GI tract is also linked to the immune system, chronic illnesses, and even anxiety.

On this five-week course, you’ll take a food-first journey towards understanding the role of fibre, probiotics, and prebiotics in gut health.

You’ll learn practical, gut-healthy techniques and how to easily include more gut-supportive ingredients in your diet.

Explore the value of prebiotics and probiotics in the diet

You’ll investigate the functional role of prebiotics and probiotics before exploring different sources and learning how to include them in your meals.

As you examine the various types of fibre the body requires, you’ll also learn how much you should be eating daily as well as the importance of diversity in your diet.

Learn from the experts at BBC Good Food

You’ll explore different gut health cooking techniques and their benefits, such as fermentation.

With your new knowledge and skills, you’ll learn how to identify key ingredients to create balanced meals to support your gut health.

Learning from the experts at BBC Good Food, you’ll be guided through delicious recipes so that you can begin to integrate more gut-supportive foods into your everyday diet.

What topics will you cover?

Fibre, fermentation & gut-health is a food-first course that explores key dietary trends that support a healthy gut. This course begins by exploring the basic types of fibre, how much fibre you really need and how to easily increase your daily fibre intake through food. We’ll then explore why diversity matters when it comes to eating for gut health, as well practical applications for gut healthy cooking techniques such as fermentation, along with delicious recipe guidance and inspiration so that you can begin to integrate more gut supportive foods into your everyday diet.

You’ll also learn about:

• the different types of fibre and how much you really need daily

• diversity and why it’s important for gut health

• sources of prebiotics and how to include them in your diet

• sources of probiotics and how to include them in your diet

• what fermentation is and how it can be beneficial

• practical applications for gut healthy cooking techniques and fibre-rich recipe inspiration

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By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Classify the different types of fibre and how much you really need daily
  • Discuss diversity and why it's important for a healthy gut
  • Identify sources of prebiotics and how to include them in your diet
  • Identify sources of probiotics and how to include them in your diet
  • Explore practical applications for gut healthy cooking techniques and fibre-rich recipe inspiration

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about the relationship between diet and gut health.

Whether you’re a healthy eating enthusiast, looking for nutritious meals for the family, or you’re completely new to gut health diets, this course offers a practical guide.

If you want to broaden your understanding of this subject, you may also be interested in these courses from the same provider. They share related subject matter and the same overall learning outcomes:

Who will you learn with?

Tracey is the Health Editor at BBC Good Food. She is a registered nutritionist, holding an MSc in Personalised Nutrition and further qualifications in Psychology & Philosophy. Follow her @traceyraye

Who developed the course?

BBC Good Food

BBC Good Food is the no 1. food media brand in the UK comprising the monthly food magazine launched in 1987, leading food website, and bi-annual BBC Good Food Shows.

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