How to keep the beneficial bacteria in our bellies happy

Similar to a septic tank, when fiber from the diet is present in the digestive tract, microbes in the large intestine ferment it into substances that help regulate important body processes. The right balance of good bugs in our lower intestines can stimulate our immune system, help manage our weight and perhaps even protect us from diseases like type 2 diabetes, according to some research. Our “microbiota” are the trillions of bacteria, viruses and funguses (fungi) that live on or in our bodies, he explained. More…….

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