Why is my tummy upset in the hot weather?

It’s not uncommon to experience a slightly upset tummy when the weather is hot. This may not necessarily be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Warmer temperatures can change the balance of the microflora in our guts causing symptoms such as looser stools, bloating and flatulence. An existing imbalance in gut bacteria can make matters worse as the heat can increase intestinal fermentation

If you are experiencing symptoms then taking a good quality probiotic supplement (such as Biocare’s Bioacidophilus Forte) can help. Aim also to cut down on foods rich in sugar and refined carbohydrates (such as white bread, pasta and rice) as these can feed unfavourable bacteria. If symptoms persist it might be worth considering a gut function test to look at the balance of bacteria in your gut. Contact The Nutrition Link on 01727 764 832 for more information

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