How the food you eat affects your gut?

Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least one thousand different species of known bacteria. These bacteria can break down food the body cannot digest, produce important nutrients and their top priority: regulate the immune system. 

And while we can't control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat, and therefore, what they eat.

In her Ted talk "How the food you eat affects your gut", Shilpa Ravella MD emphasizes the importance of adding fiber to your everyday diet: eating low fiber, highly processed foods leads to less food for our gut bacteria, reducing its diversity and starving them, in some occasions, even feeding from the mucous lining (yikes!). 

Prebiotic fiber, like agave fructans, are a type of dietary fiber that feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut, maintaining the right balance, essential for keeping your gut healthy and protecting you from diseases. 

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