The latest research shows that coffee and wine are very good for gut health while soda is bad. What you eat has a remarkable effect on your gut microbiome.
Not only the foods you ingest but the medicines you swallow may have healthy or harmful effects on gut health. Such eatables as coffee, tea, wine, yogurt, fruits and vegetables not to mention buttermilk can have salubrious effects on the bacteria in your innards.
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Such a diversity of good bacteria can help keep diseases at bay. The greater the balance of good bacteria in your gut, the more benefits you reap health-wise. Your immune system gets stronger and all illnesses and sicknesses remain away from your body (and mind).
Meanwhile, foods that are high in simple carbs such as suctose, glucose and lactose tend to reduce the good bacteria. Full cream milk and sugary drinks suchy as soda pop can influence your gut microbiome in an unhealthy manner.
Also medications have a negative effect on gut health, according to Health News. Antiobiotics and metformin which is a drug for diabetic patients not to mention antacids can reduce good bacteria in the intestines.
Besides these, heart problems and smoking can have a negative influence too. The gut contains trillions of small bacteria which play a role in digestion and overall immune function.
They may even play a pivotal role in preventing mental illness. The studies on the gut microbiome are still in their infancy. It is the very source of super-immunity.
Health and illness are determined by these bacteria. After collecting DNA samples from the gut and examining the fecal matter of patients, the researchers reached some very important conclusions.
Diet is paramount in your health status. The reason behind why certain foods are beneficial while others are harmful is not clearly understood even in our advanced society. There is a lot that science needs to explore before a clearcut theory emerges regarding the gut microbiome.
Medicines such as antibiotics can kill off the good bacteria along with the harmful ones. This is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater (so to say).
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Even a single dose of antibiotics may disrupt gut health for the span of 365 days which is phenomenal in itself. A balanced dietary strategy where you eat less processed carbs and more fiber will optimize your gut microbiome. With more future research more information will be forthcoming.