How the food you eat affects your gut
We consume food between 1 to 2.5 kilograms of food each day, and every scrap makes it through the digestive system which is the most diverse and convoluted system in the human body, transfiguring all the food into nutrients and energy that keeps us alive.
We know, there are billions of viruses, bacterias that resident within us which together form the gut microbiome, these bacterias in our belly help break the food that can’t be digested, builds nutrients, and regulate the immune system.
There are some factors that influence our microbiomes
- our ambiance,
- Diet that helps you maintain a good balance of microbes by paying attention to what you consume.
Foods that contain chemical additives and ultra-processed foods affect our gut environment
Try consuming more fiber which is lightly steamed, sauteed, or raw one’s because as the bacteria digest them, they generate fatty acids that sustain the gut wall, prevent inflammation, reduces the risk of carcinogenic. This means low fiber results in less diversity and hungry bacteria who even initiate feeding on the mucus lining which sounds disturbing.
Doctors suggest “fixing the food first” before getting your gut modifying-therapies. They recommend eating whole foods like some fruits, wine, and dark chocolate contain polyphenols that correlate escalating bacterial diversity and fermented foods that can generate probiotics like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, these are just guidelines because guts require observations which is strenuous. But we know how pivotal our microbiome is for health and possess the solution to boost the bacteria in our guts.
It’s salient to know that 80% of serotonin receptors are located in the gut. In the relatively field of nutritional psychiatry, it helps us comprehend how gut health and diet can positively or negatively affect their mood. So eat well and stay salubrious.