FAQs: Gut Health: How Does It Affect Metabolism?

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Do you ever get the feeling your eating habits aren’t the best they could be? Trust your intuition. That could be your gut health reaching out to you. 

What Are The Best Probiotics for Gut Health?

When we think of our gut, we might believe it to be in our stomach. That is a popular misconception. When you refer to your gut, scientifically speaking, you’re actually referring to your small and large intestines. There, over one hundred trillion microbes are busy at work! The all-encompassing gut microbiome is composed of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses. One of its responsibilities is to aid digestion—breaking down food and turning it into nutrients. If your gut health isn’t in prime shape, it can be yet another factor that lowers your metabolism.

Despite having so many microbes promoting good digestion and health in our gut, some people choose to add probiotics to their diet. The best probiotics for have the genus Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Bacillus, or Saccharomyces boulardii. This aids in digestive health, can strengthen the immune system, and help with weight loss. 

What are the Best Foods for Gut Health?

Probiotics are very much like microbes themselves. They are bacteria similar to those in your gut. The difference between probiotics and your microbiome is that probiotics can help support the balance of good bacteria in your gut. This is helpful in weeding out the bad bacteria that can cause disease. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, and diarrhea can result from bad bacteria. Probiotics help defend against that.

For improvement, it’s always a good idea to start by eating healthy. Foods for gut health like fruits, vegetables, chicken, and fish are great. They can also help lower your metabolism!

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