~✨gut health week: strawberries✨~ we all love strawberries and if you are anything like me, you will have been gorging on them this summer 🍓 .
these gorgeous fruit are rich in vitamins, fibre and polyphenols. however a recent study conducted by the university of massachusetts amherst revealed more 🍓 they discovered that eating strawberries helped ease inflammatory b***l disease (in mice). typically, this nasty disease is characterised by inflammation and pain in any part of the digestive tract, and in those with ibd, the risk of colon cancer is greater. .
this study needs to be confirmed by running trials in people, but the results are really encouraging: mice eating the equivalent of 3/4 cup of strawberries in humans, significantly reduced bloody diarrhoea and weight loss 🍓 plus it reduced inflammation in the colon. more interestingly, the researchers discovered that the microbial imbalance, in which pathogenic, harmful bacteria dominate (a characteristic of ibd), was reversed 🍓 this is all pretty impressive and promising data from a humble strawbug! the power of plants, eh? i’ve leave you with these sunny berries on this dank, cold day 😘
#allotment#allotmentlife#growyourownfood#growyourown#melon#melons#freshfood#homegrown#vegetables#fruit#vegetablegarden#nature#summerfruit#gyo#organic#sunshine#sun#growfoodnotlawns a rainy day at the allotment and a lesson learned as one melon has been proven to be very ripe as i should have secured it in a lady's stocking high above the soil. you may see the melon (arava f1 galia type) on the left middle has been devoured by insects. two inebriated ants spotted swimming in the melon juice were last seen merrily staggering out of the big hole saying to one another, "another novice allotment grower we have found who needs to keep his melons off the ground!". on the plus side, the sweetest aroma experienced on a wet september day in the warmish greenhouse was so alluring and smelt so good you could bottle it up ...virtually the opposite of some rather smelly rotting damp grass cuttings collected for the allotment last weekend! that's another story between me and the supplier!