Everyday Fruit

Looking after our digestive health is an important part of our wellbeing. But with modern day food & lifestyle choices, it can sometimes be hard to get all the nutrients your gut needs to thrive.

Less than 10% of most Western populations consume adequate levels of whole fruits and dietary fibre. However, there is now growing evidence of the beneficial health effects of consuming adequate levels of whole fruits, especially regarding their prebiotic effects and role in improved weight control, wellness and healthy aging[1].

Fibre-rich diets stimulate the growth of beneficial intestinal bacterial species to promote and maintain a healthy colonic microbiota ecosystem, particularly from the fermentation of fibre into short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). SCFAs are the main source of energy for the cells lining your colon; therefore they play an important role in colon health.

Whole fruits can provide a major source of fermentable fibre to support healthy gut activity, which can contribute to a wide range of potential human health benefits.

Emerging evidence suggests that higher daily intake of fibre-rich fruits and vegetables is associated with lower incidences of anxiety, greater happiness, higher life satisfaction, and greater social-emotional well-being[2].

All it takes is just 2 servings of fibre rich fruits each day to promote regularity and help protect against constipation and symptoms of IBD. But it doesn’t end there. In fact, the enormous scope of health benefits associated with fibre-rich fruits may surprise you!

Emerging Health Benefits of Whole Fruits and Fruit Fibre

​We’re only just starting to realise just how amazing fruit and fruit fibres are for our health. Here’s the low-down on just a few of the incredible benefits of a fruit fibre-rich diet.

A systematic review and clinical trial of prunes found that in constipated subjects, 2 daily servings of prunes were as effective as 2 daily servings of psyllium for increasing stool frequency and improving stool consistency[3].

A study in young adults has observed that eating adequate fruits and vegetables was associated with improved indicators of greater well-being, creativity, and curiosity, which can play an important role in psychological resilience[4].

A 2007 Canadian study in children found significant reduction in Crohn’s disease risk for higher fruit, healthy fats, vegetables and total fibre intake, suggesting that they may have a role in reducing Crohn’s disease risk[5].

A 2015 review and meta-analysis of 17 studies (563,277 participants) showed that fruit intake was associated with modest reductions in body weight and waist circumference and a reduced risk of obesity by 17%[6].

A Nurses’ Health study (74,091 US female nurses; 12 years) observed that women with the highest intake of fibre gained an average of 1.5 kg less, and they had a 49% lower risk of major weight gain than those with the lowest intake of fibre[7].

A 2017 analysis of data from cardiovascular disease-free adults in the World Health Organization (WHO) Study on Global Aging and Adult Health (29,094 adults) and US NHANES (6726 adults) observed that people with higher fruit intake had lower odds of excessive vascular aging[8].

If you’re not getting enough nutritious foods in your diet, Nu-Lax’s Everyday Prebiotic Fruit Block may help. Packed with the goodness of fruits containing prebiotics and fibres the gut loves, it’s natural, effective, and tastes delicious!

NU-LAX Everyday Prebiotic Fruit

With sweet almond and MCT oil

NU-LAX Everyday Probiotic Fruit Block contains a unique blend of prebiotic fruit and fibres to help support a happy, healthy gut. Available in a convenient twin pack.