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10 Foods Filled With Probiotics for your gut

Thanks to Alex Sifferlin from Time Magazine

One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease.

Probiotics are bacteria that are very similar to or the same as good-bacteria colonies already in our gut. They’re in many foods on this list, including yogurt and sauerkraut. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are a type of plant fiber often found in vegetables that nourishes good bacteria...

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Dieting for my gut?

Thanks to: ABC Health & Wellbeing and Life Matters

How does your diet affect your gut bacteria?

So how does your diet affect your gut bacteria? Are there certain foods you should eat and others you should avoid to keep your gut bacteria healthy?

That’s because our gut microbiome (or combination of gut bacteria), apart from aiding digestion, is closely linked to our immune system. It’s thought to play a role in conditions like Parkinson’s diseases, heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, autism, asthma, allergies, arthritis, depression and diabetes.

Our gut bacteria help to produce micronutrients (like vitamins and antioxidants) from the food we eat, as well as break down macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) to ease digestion.

Your gut microbiome is sensitive to environmen...

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