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Dietary changes that help you have a healthier gut

Dietary changes that help you have a healthier gut

MMany people don't know, but the intestines accumulate “trillions of microbes that affect our mood, weight and immune system,” explains Michael Mosley, a physician and author, quoted by Wales Online. When it works properly it has a very positive effect, but when you adopt less 'friendly' habits you are more at risk of health problems such as bloating and heartburn.

With this in mind, the doctor has revealed four very simple dietary changes that help keep your gut healthy and “happy”. Take notes and put them into action as soon as possible.

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Four dietary changes that will help you have a healthier gut:

  • Eat a Mediterranean diet (or similar). It is a diet that contains a lot of high-fiber foods, which does wonders for the intestines;
  • Focus on diversity. “Having a wide range of microbes in our gut, or microbial diversity,” makes a big difference. Therefore, you should focus on very different foods such as non-starchy vegetables, healthy fats, meat and legumes;
  • Include prebiotics and probiotics in your diet. In case you don't know, “prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that act as food for microorganisms, stimulating their growth and activity”; “Probiotics are live microorganisms that are able to provide health benefits when consumed.”

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