High consumption of ultra-processed foods has a direct impact on health, especially in regards to the diversity and functionality of the gut microbiome.
The gut microbiome is a term used to refer to the complex mini-ecosystem within your digestive tract that plays a major role in overall health.
Ready to Learn More About How Your Diet Affects Your Gut Microbiome?
While you can’t control every environmental factor that is influencing your gut microbiome you can certainly manipulate the balance of your microbes by paying special attention to what you eat.
Research shows our daily dietary choices influence the structure and activity of the trillions of microorganisms residing in the gut.
If you would like to learn more about the gut microbiome, here’s a simple and informative short video from TED Lessons.
TED-Ed Lessons: How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut
In this TedEd video Shilpa Ravella, Educator shares the best foods for a healthy gut.
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