4 weeks of Body - what to expect
Here are some of the benefits that you can expect after taking Body for just 4 weeks, written by Dr Federica Amati PhD ANutr.
In the first few days, expect to notice some changes with your digestion. If you are someone who doesn’t usually eat many diverse types of plants, you may find that you are slightly windier than usual! This is totally normal and though it may be a bit embarrassing, it is not harmful and it shouldn’t be uncomfortable. Don’t let this initial readjustment phase put you off: your microbiome will adapt in just a few days and you’ll be digesting all that extra fibre like a pro without the added wind.
Another great effect of adding fibre to your daily meals is that you’ll feel fuller for longer and may notice that you don’t get that post-meal slump as much. This is thanks to fibre slowing down how quickly your stomach empties your food into your small intestine, and it’s one of the reasons why having your Indi with your meals is recommended.
By week 2, you should see a noticeable improvement in your bowel movements and your gut health. Your gut transit time (from eating to loo) will have reduced and you will be feeling less hunger pangs if the rest of your diet is mostly free of Ultra Processed Foods (UPFs) and added sugars. Thanks to the variety of polyphenols and antioxidants that help to reduce the impact of stress on our bodies, improved skin tone and better sleep are also on the menu. Expect better energy levels too, especially if you are mostly meat free, thanks to our B vitamin complex.
This week you’ll notice better energy throughout the day and improved mental clarity as hard working anthocyanins in our 3 different types of berries and purple carrot acts on vascular health. By this week you will also notice improved mood thanks to the 10 diverse sources of fibre and our highly available probiotic which will boost your microbiome’s ability to produce serotonin - our happy hormone.
If you suffer with any chronic inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis or psoriasis, our high curcumin turmeric with piperin rich black pepper will be having an adjuvant effect, improving symptoms.
Your mood, gut health, energy levels and overall inflammation levels have improved. Where you may have suffered with constipation, headaches, hunger pangs, sugar cravings and energy slumps you now feel more balanced and refreshed. This week you’ll notice stronger hair and nails to accompany clearer skin, as well as improved hormonal balance and reduced symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
DR FEDERICA AMATI PHD ANUTR
Dr Federica Amati is a powerhouse of evidence-based knowledge and information. She holds a PhD in Clinical Medicine Research from Imperial College London and is a registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. She is also actively involved in nutrition, physical activity and mental wellbeing research at Imperial College London; and cardiometabolic health and COVID-19 and nutrition research with NNedPro, a global think tank founded at Cambridge University. Alongside her research and private client consultations, she is also Chief Nutrition Scientist for Indi Supplements.