Gut Health: New Year’s Resolutions Worth Sticking To.

With the New Year well and truly upon us, many will leap into the new decade with the same old cycle of repeating the same feared declarations of New Year’s Resolutions. We all have good intentions for real change, beginning strong and steady. However, this is short lived and majority of us begin to stray away from our new goals, with studies showing that up to 55% of Aussies will not even make it to February before throwing in the towel.

This year will be different. Gut health plays a major role in our overall health and wellbeing. Probiotics have beneficial effects on overall individual health and wellbeing. Probiotics can help you stay on track with your New Year health related goals this year. At Yakult we are here to help you overcome these obstacles with some quick and easy to follow simple resolutions targeted at gut health that you’ll be sure to stick to.

1. Increase your Probiotic Ingestion by taking Yakult Daily
Just one bottle of Yakult or Yakult Light a day will allow you to reap the benefits of 6.5 billion beneficial strains of the Lactobacillus Casei Shirota strain (LcS). This is important to maintaining balance, as these bacteria have benefits linked to health and wellbeing by aiding digestion and immunity, by suppressing harmful bacteria and encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria.

2. Reduce Stress Levels on your body
Stress can have negative effects on the body, causing an imbalance in the gut bacteria. In addition to reducing the presence of beneficial bacteria, stress can also increase the number of harmful bacteria present in the body.

3. Incorporate more movement into your life
Many New Year’s Resolutions are centered around exhaustive exercise, consider a more sustainable change by simply integrating more movement into your life. This could include going for walks on breaks and taking the stairs instead of the lift. Furthermore, being active has also been linked to increasing bacterial diversity in the gut.

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions is not an easy task, let’s use this new decade to create meaningful and long-term changes in our lives. If you have any questions regarding Yakult, probiotics and evidence regarding this research area, please do not hesitate to contact us at