As part of its Christmas campaign ‘Gifts for your gut’, Bowel & Cancer Research, together with chef Tonia Buxton, The Gut Stuff founders The Mac Twins, and expert nutritionist and Bowel & Cancer Research ambassador, Lily Soutter, has compiled the ultimate gut-friendly ‘Alternative Christmas Dinner’.

Christmas is a time of over-indulgence for most, with late nights, too much alcohol and rich foods, which can all present difficulties for those with gut-related illnesses such as IBS, or sensitive tummies.

The video sees the fantastic trio of Tonia Buxton and the Mac Twins in Tonia’s home, creating delicious alternatives to the usual festive fare, along with fascinating facts about gut health, how to look after your good gut bugs and tips on great swaps for ingredients that can upset tummies if you live with a digestive condition such as IBS.

Recipes include:

  • Tonia’s winter warmer soup
  • Tonia’s turkey burgers with Greek tomato salad
  • The Mac Twins’ Figgy Pud Twist

Bowel & Cancer Research is a leading and innovative medical research charity that also understands the practical challenges faced by people living with bowel conditions.

is an invisible illness that affects up to 20% of the population – affecting twice as many women as men. Symptoms can include bloating, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation. Making changes to your diet is often the most important factor in managing IBS, the ‘Alternative Christmas Dinner’ recipes offer simple swaps that people can make at home to ease the strain on their stomachs this festive season.

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