In a feature length article entitled 'Christmas time, mistletoe and wine', and with the absolutely sumptuous image below(!) nutritionist Melahat Turkerman recommends our 'For a flat stomach' probiotic & prebiotic during the festive season.

Melahat, London based nutritionist and member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), shares her tips for keeping on track, or on 'digestive tract' even (sorry, I couldn't resist) during Christmas time - when a lot of people are prone to bloating and digestive issues which all too often come hand in hand with festive indulgence!

'Replenish your gut flora' says the article. Take extra care of the organs that will be overworking. Ensure probiotics are nearby to have with meals; 'OptiBac do a very effective probiotic in handy individually packed sachets for convenience. Their anti-bloat flat tummy powder drink is especially effective when taken together with your meals.' Find out more about our 'flat tummy' powder here.

Mel's other tips include 'Eat breakfast' - fitting in your regular meals despite the rush of Christmas is important to keep digestion on track; 'Take your time' - eating slowly will aid the digestive process, and also prevent overeating; and 'Satisfy your cravings' - but selectively! Mel suggests actually thinking about, and almost 'prioritising' your favourite Christmas treats - then enjoy these favourites in small amounts, as opposed to tucking in to every treat passing your way.

I for one, will definitely be applying this last tip - and have already prioritised my treats - mulled wine, mince pies and roast potatoes (because they all taste like Christmas) over too many of the random sweets, chocolates and excuses for more alcohol!

For more tips, pick up your copy of Yoga magazine's combined November/ December issue, available now in WHSmith and Tesco.

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