A Gut Makeover for the New Year Changing your diet to one containing a variety of plant-based foods, the new research suggests, may be crucial to achieving a healthier microbiome. Altering your microbiome, however, may not be easy, and nobody knows how long it might take. That’s because the ecosystem already established in your gut determines how it absorbs and processes nutrients.
The key to fighting the increasing threat posed by diabetes and obesity may be personalized diets -- that is, eating plans tailored specifically for each individual -- instead of the generalized nutrition guidelines we have now.
A new study suggests the microbes in humans&; intestines may influence food choices.--these bacteria bossing their hosts around and demanding certain kinds of foods. “Microbial genes outnumber human genes by 100 to 1 in the intestinal microbiome,”
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