Sugar cravings are a surprising symptom of poor gut health.
Mr Goodwin explained: “Essentially, the gut microbes release proteins that are like hunger-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin.
“This not only affects our hunger levels and cravings but our mood too.
“If you eat a lot of sugar, the unhelpful bacteria will thrive off it and secrete more proteins to make you crave more.
“Improving your gut health can help your body to get rid of these unhelpful bacteria and improve your overall mood and health.”
When your body doesn’t receive enough good bacteria from the foods we eat, bad bacteria can thrive.
Mr Goodwin said: “Studies show that digestive issues can cause adrenal fatigue, which can, in turn, cause digestive issues as your immune system has to fight harder to get rid of bad bacteria in the body – a vicious cycle!
“Try detoxing your body of overly processed or sugary foods and opt for recipes that remove toxins and promote gut health.
“Banana, eggs, and chia seed pudding are great morning options.
“For lunch, go for a Mediterranean chopped salad and in the evening, try a courgette and tomato lasagne or enchilada stuffed cabbage rolls.”