Your body contains roughly 40 trillion bacterial cells and only 30 trillion human cells. By some definitions that make you more bacteria than human, and by any definition it means the good bacteria in your body is crucial to your health. Thousands of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes live inside your intestines and each different species plays a different role in your microbiome. Find out why gut health is so important and what you need to know to take care of yourself.
Why gut health is a big deal
Microbes have evolved for millions of years and some have learned to help you survive. Many begin to affect you as soon as you’re born. As you grow, they begin to diversify both in species and beneficial activity. They help with digestion, help control your immune system, and even help control your brain function. And they keep your bad bacteria in check. When the balance is off, your health can suffer.
A healthy balance, Healthy life
Studies have shown that too many bad bacteria in your gut microbiome can lead to health issues. Your gut is physically connected to the brain through millions of nerves and can affect your health if the balance is off. For example, serotonin is a neurotransmitter that’s mostly made in your gut.
What you can do for your gut health
- Make sure to eat a diverse array of foods. The more diverse your microbiome, the healthier it tends to be. Unfortunately, the modern Western diet is not very diverse and tends to be rich in fat and sugar. Diets in rural areas are often more diverse and richer in a variety of plant sources. Studies have shown that the gut biome of those in Africa and South America tends to be healthier than those of people in Europe or the United States.
- Focus on fermented foods. When yeast and bacteria break down sugars, this fermentation process makes foods rich in lactobacilli, a healthy bacteria. Foods like yogurt, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, and tempeh can help enhance the function and composition of your microbiome.
- Find prebiotic foods. Prebiotic substances come from mostly fiber and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. They help break down foods so your body can use them for fuel. Foods like legumes, beans, peas, oats, bananas, berries, asparagus, artichokes, garlic, leeks, and onions contain prebiotics.
- Prioritize whole grains. These contain lots of fiber and also promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. They can also help with increased feelings of fullness and have been shown to reduce inflammation.
- Consider a plant-based approach. Vegetarian diets tend to have much more fiber than animal-based diets and are richer in nutrients, increasing levels of beneficial bacteria.
- Indulge in polyphenols. These plant compounds have been shown to reduce blood pressure, inflammation, cholesterol, and even aid with oxidative stress. Dark chocolate, grape skins, green tea, almonds, onions, blueberries, broccoli, and red wine contain polyphenols.
- Take your probiotics. These live microorganisms provide a specific health benefit by changing the overall composition of your microbiome and supporting your metabolism. They also help restore the microbiome to a healthy state after it has been compromised.
The way to wellness
Your overall health depends on the microbiome being in harmony with the cells in your body. Disruptions from environmental toxins, pesticides, illness, or even municipal water can throw off that delicate balance.
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