It may sound crazy, but our bodies house a massive colony of microorganisms. We’re talking trillions of little bacteria, fungi, yeast and other friendly bugs that are working hard for us when we don’t even realize it! Our gut microbiome, as it is called, relies on us to feed it the right things. Foods like berries, garlic, asparagus and whole grains provide fibrous food for our gut microbiome to eat. You can also introduce more friendly bacteria by consuming fermented foods like yogurt, miso and kefir. Having a healthy gut can improve digestion, contribute to bowel regularity, keep our immunity strong and even enhance nutrient metabolism. There have also been links between gut health and mood, sleep and tissue regeneration. So next time you eat, think about the bustling colony of friendly microbes you can’t even see…and feed them well!
I hear a lot about gut health. What is it and why is it important
Staci, Twin Falls, ID