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What is Gut Microbiota/Microbiome
Gut microbiota simply refers to the bacteria and other microorganisms which take up residence inside your gut; particularly your intestines. You might be surprised to know that hundreds of trillions of such bacteria, viruses, microbes, and yeast live inside your body. And I’m here to tell you that it’s true, and that it’s a good thing. Simply put, a well-balanced gut is supposed to have such microorganisms living in it. Many of those bacteria are not only harmless but are actually good for you. They actually benefit your body in many ways. These ‘good bacteria’ are called probiotics.
What is the function of the Microbiota
Probiotics benefit your health in many ways. They help you to digest your food. They assist in fighting dangerous bacteria when they enter your body. Some of them can actually create vitamins for your body. Probiotic microorganisms also help to support the health of your intestinal lining, preventing bad bacteria from seeping into the rest of your body. And they can even help to break down and absorb medications. The short version is that probiotics help to balance the functions of your body’s systems, particularly your digestive system and immune system.
What happens if the balance is disturbed?
Unfortunately, not everybody has a healthy balance in their microbiota, and there is a broad range of medical conditions that can result. Health problems such as upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, skin irritation and even some serious autoimmune diseases can be caused by poor gut health.
What is the cause of having disturbed gut microbiota?
Many things can cause such an imbalance. High stress levels, poor sleeping habits, insufficient water intake and excessive use of alcohol are all examples of things which can kill off probiotic organisms and negatively affect your gut health.
The best way to help balance your microbiota!
But there is good news. It isn’t hard to improve your gut health. The best way is very simple and enjoyable. You simply have to add delicious probiotic foods as a regular part of your diet. There are several foods that contain significant amounts of probiotic organisms. These include some varieties of yogurt, kefir, unpasteurized sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha and even some varieties of pickles. And there are others, as well.
Another approach to boosting your probiotic levels for improved gut health is by taking probiotic supplements. There are literally hundreds of them out there, available in both pill and liquid forms. So, do your research and look for a brand you can trust.
So, as you keep your health in mind throughout 2021, don’t forget to pay attention to your gut health, too. It takes very little effort to improve your probiotic content, and the benefits can be enormous!
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