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There are at least 1,000 different kinds of bacteria and 40 million microbial cells found in our gut. A balance in the gut microbiome is really vital to keep not just our physical health well, but also our mental and emotional well-being.

To be able to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, it is essential to regularly consume foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients – more particularly, foods high in fiber.

In a study conducted by Justin Sonnenburg, a microbiologist at Stanford University, his wife Erica, and a graduate student named Samuel Smits, they tried to find out the relationship between a low-fiber diet and the decrease of healthy gut bacteria.

They used mice as test subjects which they loaded with identical collections of gut microbes. At first, they fed all the mice with a high-fiber diet, and then randomly gave a low-fiber diet to half of them in a span of seven weeks.



Eat your fruits and veggies! 

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