Diversity Matters

One of the most important parts of your health is not something you can see or even directly feel. It is the billions of microbes in your gut that through their diversity and metabolism modulate your immune system, mood, and overall well-being. Two of the most important factors that impact your microbiota are your diet and lifestyle. In regards to diet, eating a wide variety of foods, eating foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and incorporating probiotic foods are ways to ensure you maintain a diverse and happy community of microbes in your gut. For more information check out this infographic from the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

Organic Apples

Organic apples are great for so many reasons!

Did you know that an apple contains more than one million bacteria? This is what scientists at Graz University of Technology found out in a 2019 study. Eating apples is therefore not only beneficial because they contain an abundance of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber but also because they contain microbes. The bacteria found in the seeds and flesh, can have beneficial effects on the microbiota in your intestine. In this study, it was also examined whether there is a difference between apples from conventional cultivation vs organic apples. The result was clear: the organic apples showed significantly more diverse bacterial communities. So enjoy your organic apples and stay healthy!

Study: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724090255.htm

World Microbiome Day

Our bodies are home to millions of microbes that keeps us healthy and protect us from pathogens. Found everywhere from your mouth and skin to your gut, the makeup of your microbiome is as unique as your fingerprint. Taking care of the microbes in your body through a healthy diet and overall good lifestyle is integral as dysbiosis has been associated with a variety of disease states such as cancer, heart disease, and mental illness. For more information check out the websites below.

https://worldmicrobiomeday.com/

https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/

Infographics: Worldmicrobiomeday.com