June 2012 Issue

Feed Your “Good” Bacteria

Eat a high-fiber, plant-based diet and include fermented foods to boost levels of “good” bacteria in your gut.

There’s a lot more going on in your gut than just digestion, absorption and excretion. Trillions of microorganisms inhabit your intestines. In fact, there are 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells in your whole body. And these little beneficial bugs are busy! Scientists are beginning to unravel how friendly bacteria can protect your health and how the foods you eat can nourish them.

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