5 Tips for Promoting a Healthy Gut in Kids

3 min readJan 31, 2024

Maintaining a healthy gut is crucial for the overall well-being of children. A well-balanced and thriving gut contributes to better digestion, and nutrient absorption, and even supports a robust immune system. In this blog, we’ll explore five practical tips to promote a healthy gut in kids.

1. Encourage a diet that energizes gut bacteria

Fiber and some sugar such as oligo-saccharides that our body cannot digest become an energy source for gut bacteria. Friendly bacteria in our gut digest these fibers and sugar to create energy and nutrients that are beneficial for our health.

Introducing a variety of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed, beans, and whole grains into your child’s diet is important. These fiber-rich foods provide essential nutrients and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

R’s KOSO, a fermented drink containing 100 different vegetables, herbs, and fruits, can be a convenient and tasty addition to their daily intake, offering a broad spectrum of nutrients including oligo-saccharides and beneficial microbes.

2. Include Probiotics and Fermented Foods

Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that support our gut health. Foods such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and natto are excellent sources of probiotics.

R’s KOSO is a powerful probiotic-rich drink that not only aids digestion but also enhances the diversity of gut microbiota, contributing to a healthier gut ecosystem in children.

3. Limit Sugar and Processed Foods

Excessive sugar and processed foods can disrupt the balance of gut bacteria. Limiting their intake helps maintain a healthy microbial environment.

R’s KOSO only uses a small amount of natural sweeteners such as oligo-saccharides (energy sources of gut bacteria), fruit extract, and brown sugar.

One 355 ml can of Coca-Cola contains 39 grams of sugar (more than 9 teaspoons). Moreover, the types of sugar that many sugary drinks contain are refined sugar or artificial sugar which has negative effects on our gut health.

R’s KOSO is a great alternative to sugary beverages that can contribute to an imbalance in gut flora.

4. Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is essential for good digestion and overall health. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Some kids dislike the flavor of plain water. By adding a small amount of R’s KOSO add a sweetness to water and encourage kids to hydrate themselves. R’s KOSO is not only a source of beneficial microbes but also contributes to hydration.

Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Regular physical activity and sufficient sleep play a role in maintaining a healthy gut. Encourage outdoor play and establish consistent sleep routines.

Introducing R’s KOSO as a part of your child’s routine supports their overall health and well-being, contributing to a happy and thriving gut.


A healthy gut is the cornerstone of a child’s well-being. By incorporating these tips, along with the gut-nourishing benefits of R’s KOSO, you can create a supportive environment for your child’s digestive health. Remember, a happy gut leads to a happy and healthy child.

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Written by Eriko Shintani
Certified holistic nutritionist/Holistic nutrition advisor
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