Gut Reset Program + 3 Gut Health protecting Nutrition Tips

The Gut Reset is a Simple
‍3 Part Program To Reset Your Microbiome.

A Healthy Gut = A Healthy Life

By resetting the balance of bacteria in your gut, you can improve your digestive health, better your general health, and decrease your risk of developing chronic diseases.

A healthy Gut Microbiome means a healthy gut which keeps you feeling energised, alert, healthy and happy, yes those gut bugs of yours play a huge role in brain health too.

Gut health matters

Here at Sangamithra GV Nutrition, we believe in order to feel your best, your gut and the trillions of bacteria in there (the microbiome) need to be healthy. If the gut is unhealthy, every aspect of overall health can become compromised from immunity or hormonal health to skin quality and mental health. 

 Eating the right foods will help keep your gut microbiome healthy — which is instrumental to your overall health. An eating guide designed for your microbiome and a tailored meal plan to nourish your gut bacteria will make sure you are well equipped during and after the program.

Your gut microbiome  is made up of trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms — both friendly and unfriendly.Maintaining the right balance of friendly and unfriendly bacteria in your gut is touted to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, decrease anxiety, as well as improve brain function and mood.

A healthy balance of gut bacteria can help boost metabolism, eliminate cravings, and help you shed unwanted weight. A precise probiotic supplementation routine planned according to your microbiome analysis report will be made available to you after the consult session.

How can we protect our gut’s health?

Changing our diets can have a positive impact on our gut bacteria. This can happen as quickly as 3-6 months after implementation.

Diet-wise, here are 3 simple things that you can do

1.Eat foods rich in polyphenols– they are also rich in fiber and plant-based molecules which travel into your intestines where microbes use them for fuel. Foods that are rich in polyphenols, such as dark chocolate, have anti-inflammatory properties, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decrease cellular stress. Other foods rich in polyphenols include, red grapes, onions, blueberries, almonds and green tea.

2. Limit Artificial Sweeteners – Research studies with animals have found artificial sweeteners to have a negative effect on the microbiome. Rats given aspartame had increased blood sugars and were unable to use the insulin their bodies made properly. Another human trial showed the same blood sugar increase. For gut health improvement, it may be best to avoid artificial sweeteners altogether.

3. Eat more whole grains, nuts, load up on veggies, beans and fresh fruits

Here is yet another reason to eat fresh, whole foods. Barley, oats, quinoa, wholegrain rice, and other whole grains have fiber that we need to bulk up our intestines and help things to move through.

Whole grains then become a type of feed for the bacteria inhabiting the microbiome. It may sound strange that we have all these minute bacteria floating around in there, but they keep things running smoothly. Like clockwork.

Eating more whole grains has been shown to increase the types and numbers of bacteria in our gut, therefore improving gut diversity. The same is true of nuts, so pick up a variety of walnuts, pecans, pistachios or almonds, remembering that a serving is what fits into the palm of your hand.

Whole, fresh vegetables, beans and legumes, and a variety of fresh fruits provide good nutrition for the bacteria in our gut. Shop at your local markets for fresh, whole foods in season and prepare your microbiome for your locale.

Work with Singapore’s Gut Health Nutritionist who has helped over 180 clients, just like you with proven results.

Sangamithra GV is a Gut Health specialist Nutritionist & Dietitian and Founder of ‘ Gut Reset Program’

Our 3 part Gut Reset Program includes,

  • Gut health Questionnaire & Personalised Eating Guide
  • Microbiome Analysis test
  • 60 minute in-depth Nutrition consult with a Tailored Meal Plan & Probiotic supplementation for building your biome.

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Gut Lovin’ Granola

What’s inside – Quinoa flakes, moreish white chocolate chips & activated nuts & seeds
Right out of the Oven

The good bacteria in your gut will thank you for this yummy breakfast treat. A simple recipe with chock full of gut friendly ingredients, well, except for the white chocolate chips which I have to admit are a bit naughty.

This granola is perfect for oat intolerance & the activated nuts & seeds take it up a notch to ensure proper digestion.

Gut Lovin’ Granola

Author : Sangamithra GV, ANS – Dietitian

Prep time : 15 min

Cook time : 30 min


Quinoa flakes – 1 cup or 250 gm

Activated almonds – 1/4 cup

Activated cashews – 1/4 cup

Activated sunflower seeds – 1/4 cup

Activated pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup

Chia seeds – 2 tbsp

Dried cranberries – 1/4 cup

White chocolate chips – 2 tbsp

Maple syrup – 3-4 tbsp ( adjust quantities based on preference)

Ground cinnamon – two pinches

Salt – a pinch

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Extra Virgin coconut oil – 2tbsp


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degree C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Roughly chop the activated nuts and seeds
  3. In a clean and dry bowl, combine dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients to it. Combine well to ensure uniform coating.
  4. Spread this mixture on the baking tray, making sure you are pressing it firmly to help the granola stick together & get crunchy.
  5. Cook for 12-18 minutes ( depending on the heat distribution in your oven) or until the mixture turns slightly golden. Keep an eye on the tray as it is easy to burn a granola mix.
  6. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool.
  7. Once cooled, break apart and store in an airtight container for uptown 2 weeks.
  8. Serve with milk or yogurt & fruit of choice.

🥝 Kiwi for clean bowels 🥝

How the humble Kiwi Fruit may hold a ‘key’ for constipation relief

By, Sangamithra GV

Constipation is a common condition that affects 1 in 7 people. In people with IBS , constipation is one of the key symptoms that affects almost half of all patients. Use of prolonged medication, gut motility changes, imbalances in gut microbiota, inadequate fiber intake, slow intestinal transit are all contributing factors. Common treatment strategies are fiber modification, exercise, medications, bio-feedback techniques and probiotics[1].

A simple & effective answer to easing constipation might involve eating 2 kiwifruits in day.

Many studies have examined the consumption of kiwi fruit in managing Constipation & constipation dominant IBS. For example, one study conducted in healthy adults and those with constipation predominant IBS showed that eating 2 green kiwifruit per day for 4 weeks increased defecation frequency and reduced colonic transit time[2]. Another study in healthy, elderly people without IBS showed that daily consumption of green kiwifruit (100g kiwifruit per 30kg body weight) lead to bulkier, softer and more frequent stools[3]. Similar results were observed in a non-randomized observational study that included adults with constipation. In this study it was observed that daily consumption of 2 green kiwifruit lead to improvements complete spontaneous bowel motions, reductions in laxative use and improvements in satisfaction with bowel habit[4]. Most Importantly, in all of these studies, kiwifruits exerted their benefits without causing any side effects.

What is in the ‘kiwifruit’ that may reduce constipation & improve bowel movements?

A number of potential theories, for example, the fiber component of kiwifruit is thought to have a particularly high water holding capacity and that this may facilitate stool bulking and promote a laxative effect. Animal studies also suggest that the enzyme, Actinidin may play a role in promoting laxation, although human studies are yet to confirm these effects[5-7].

We may still not be sure of the exact mechanism on how kiwi works but they’re a safe & effective treatment option. As an added bonus, they are certified LOWFODMAP fruit & hence can be consumed by IBS patients. They’re also healthy, loaded with Vitamin C & relatively inexpensive, which makes them a great addition to your everyday diet.


  1. Ford, A.C., et al., American college of gastroenterology monograph on the management of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation. Am J Gastroenterol, 2014. 109 Suppl 1: p. S2-S26.
  2. Chang, C.C., et al., Kiwifruit improves bowel function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr, 2010. 19(4): p. 451-7.
  3. Rush, E.C., et al., Kiwifruit promotes laxation in the elderly. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr, 2002. 11(2): p. 164-8.
  4. Chan, A.O., et al., Increasing dietary fiber intake in terms of kiwifruit improves constipation in Chinese patients. World J Gastroenterol, 2007. 13(35): p. 4771-5.
  5. Pastorello, E.A., et al., Identification of actinidin as the major allergen of kiwi fruit. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1998. 101(4 Pt 1): p. 531-7.
  6. Boland, M. J. (2013). Kiwifruit proteins and enzymes: actinidin and other significant proteins. In: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research: Nutritional Benefits of Kiwifruit, pp. 59–80. Boland, M. and Moughan, P. J. (Eds.), Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. .


By, Sangamithra GV

Probiotic rich traditional Indian foods that you should be eating to boost gut health.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are the ‘good bacteria’ among trillion other microorganisms that live in your gut. They help to promote a better digestive & immune health . Good bacteria make these benefits happen because they play a important role in balancing between the helpful & harmful bacteria present in the gut.


These traditional Indian probiotic rich foods can boost microbiome diversity & lead to better gut health outcomes.

  1. IDLI

A fermented rice & lentil steamed cake, idli is a breakfast staple in many parts of south India. A combination of rice & urad dal (lentils) are ground into a batter & left to ferment as a first step. Idli has been found to have beneficial strains of Lactic Acid Bacteria. They help in forming bacterial colonies that produce Vitamin B12, an important co-factor for many important body functions. The probiotic strains isolated from fermented idli batter have also been studied to test their resistance to low pH & acid heavy environment in the digestive system and were found to have a good viability.


A satisfying Indian meal is never complete without curd/dahi/yogurt/thayir. Being a calcium & protein rich source, it is an important part of vegetarian diets. Yogurt cultures contain lactobacillus bulgaricus & streptococcus thermophilus which are most commonly attributed to it’s benefits. Homemade yogurt or curd made at home contain live bacteria that are part of the starter culture, they help to boost digestive health functions & in replenishing good gut bacteria. A study had IBS patients regularly consume yogurt rich in bifidobacteria for six weeks and reported improvements in bloating & bowel movement frequency, two common symtms faced by IBS sufferers.


Kanji is a ready to serve fermented drink made from seasonal red carrots, popular in the northern states of India. It is a nutritionally rich beverage that relies on spontaneous fermentation methods & contain beneficial microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract that inturn boost anti-microbial activity in the gut. Beneficial strains in kanji include, lactobacillus, bifidobacterium, streptococcus & enterococcus.


A popular gujarati snack / breakfast food, dhokla is made from fermenting a mixture of chickpea flour & yogurt and steamed to spongy perfection. Lactic acid bacteria rich Fermented dhoklas have been studied for their anti-oxidant activity and were found to be helpful in reducing oxidative stresses.


Fingermillet, or ragi porridge is a summer staple in south India. The addition of ‘buttermilk’ kick starts the fermentation process and greatly enhances the bio availability of vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin & trace minerals. A calcium rich & low – resistant starch food, ragi porridge is ‘the perfect breakfast food’ for adults & children alike.The dominant microorganisms responsible for the fermentation of finger millet are Leuconostoc  mesenteroides, Lactobacillus fermentum and S. faecalis.