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Gut health awareness continues its trend across Australia. Lion Dairy & Drink's brand The Culture Co has launched a 28 Day Good Gut Challenge. Throughout June, it will release healthy tips, recipes and wellbeing guidance in partnership with nutritionist Steph Geddes (pictured).

Following a report by the CSIRO, 50 per cent of Australians experience gut health problems and 40 per cent report being interested in foods that support gut health.

The Culture Co kefir has been clinically tested and combines 13 strains of live culture probiotics, which improves regularity and a balanced diet for adults, as well as containing protein and calcium.

It's fantastic to see Australians becoming increasingly interested in looking after themselves,” Geddes says.

Add a dose of probiotic kefir to your morning smoothie or serve it up in a breakfast bowl with fresh fruit to enjoy the probiotic benefits.

It's a great choice for people who prefer to get their probiotics from real food rather than supplements.”

The Culture Co has a variety of three flavours – Blueberry, Mango and Natural – and is available in supermarkets and retailers around the country in 1kg and 250g pack sizes.

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